See You, Lovable Strangers

by TSAI Tsung-lung,NGUYEN Kim-hong

In 2017, the total number of migrant workers in Taiwan has reached 600,000, which is higher than the total population of indigenous people in Taiwan as well as new immigrants. However, the conditions of life and work of migrant workers are completely different from the rest of Taiwan. The lives of undocumented, or “illegal”, migrant workers are unknown to most people. This film is a sequel to the 2013 film Lovely Strangers, which won the Outstanding Award at Golden Harvest Awards. See You, Lovable Strangers continues to follow Vietnamese migrant workers, to examine the reasons behind their numerous escapes and to trace the family situations of those who were deported from Taiwan.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Running Time: 62 mins
Year of Completion: 2016
Director: TSAI Tsung-lung,NGUYEN Kim-hong

ABOUT DIRECTOR & PRODUCER

TSAI Tsung-lung

TSAI Tsung-lung got his first job as a journalist for the Independence Morning Post and Wealth Magazine, where the daily task was to follow the latest news. Later he joined Super TV and FTV and took charge in the in-depth report and investigation. Experiences at these two media companies were, for him, not just essential training but also a way of understanding society. Later he entered Documentary Division of PTS Taiwan, and he daringly took his leap onto the path of documentary and stayed on for more than 15 years.

ABOUT DIRECTOR

NGUYEN Kim-hong

NGUYEN is a new immigrant in Taiwan from Vietnam. She was raised in a rural countryside and was unable to complete primary education due to poverty. In 2000, she got married to a man in Taiwan through a marriage agency and got divorced in 2008 after experiencing domestic violence. Her first documentary Out/Marriage was nominated for Best Documentary at both Taipei Film Festival and South Taiwan Film Festival. It won the Best Newcomer Award at South Taiwan Film Festival.