Ça Fait Si Longtemps

by Laha MEBOW

Never refuse any kinds of encounters!
Is it possible – there are total strangers with different ethics in the other side of sea but have similar cultural background and fate with us?

Two young adorable Taiwanese aboriginal pop musicians who explore the beauty, creativity and cultural diversity of New Caledonia by visiting some of the acclaimed New Caledonian Kanaky musicians (Kanay are the indigenous inhabitants) to share their love and passion for music and life.

Throughout the journey, they discover the key point to been seen in the world is to find and re-define the roots of their own traditions.


Running Time: 89 mins
Year of Completion: 2017
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Director: Laha MEBOW



Laha MEBOW is the first female indigenous film director in Taiwan. She has devoted herself to the industry for 18 years as a scriptwriter, director and TV producer. Her works focus mostly on the shared experience of indigenous peoples in Taiwan. Her latest feature Hang in There, Kids! is awarded the Grand Prize at Taipei Film Festival 2016. She received an Annual Top 10 Outstanding Young Women Award in 2015 for her contribution to indigenous issues. She recently visited the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris as an artist-in-residence on the recommendation of Taiwan government.


Jewel Chen-lin LAI

Jewel Chen-lin LAI received her Master in Film and Screen Study from Goldsmiths College, University of London.
She has organised two editions of the acclaimed CNEX Documentary Film Festival and founded Dot Connect Studio in 2012. She currently works as a film producer and festival programmer.