Ça Fait Si Longtemps

by Laha MEBOW

Is it possible that total strangers of different ethnicity on the other side of the ocean can have a similar cultural background and fate with us?

Two young indigenous Taiwanese pop musicians explore the beauty, creativity and cultural diversity of New Caledonia in the southwest Pacific Ocean by visiting some of its acclaimed indigenous Kanaky musicians to share their love and passion for music and life.

Through the journey, they discover the key to be seen in the world is to find and redefine the roots of their own traditions.


Producer: Jewel Chen-lin LAI
Total Budget (USD): 111,963
Funding in Place (USD): 111,963
Running Time: 75 mins
Year of Completion: 2017
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.