by HUANG Chia-chun
How do we measure a person’s worth? By his title, income, social status, or wealth? For those suffering from severe disabilities, unable to work, and even deemed a burden to society, how would they be evaluated? How do they connect with society, and how would they describe their lives?
Situated in a desolate, low-lying land in Tainan, Wujia Nursing Home often gets flooded during typhoon season. However, it’s a permanent home for a group of patients of all ages, each of whom is challenged by disabilities or diseases and carrying a heartbreaking story. We used to label them as “disadvantaged” and mark the institutions as charitable organizations. The ridiculous truth is covered up and sugarcoated with sweet fantasy, and even “doing charitable deeds” has become a lifestyle or a way to raise social status.
Welcome Home leads audiences through the closed doors, looking into the reality we never really know.
Running Time: 82 mins
Year of Completion: 2018
Director: HUANG Chia-chun