After Spring, the Tamaki Family…

by HUANG Yin-yu

On a warm spring day in 2015, Grandma Tamayo and the TAMAKI family, the largest Taiwanese immigrant family on Yaeyama Islands of Okinawa, goes on a journey back home where they left before World War II: Taiwan. The people who emigrated from Taiwan to Okinawa became political refugees under the 30-year US occupation. The TAMAKI family experienced the complicated history. By revisiting Taiwan, they little by little steer out of the disorientation of their memory and identity. This is a heartwarming home movie spanning 80 years about how a family together wades through the vicissitudes of East Asian history.

AWARDS & FESTIVALS

2017 Osaka Asian Film Festival - Special Screening
2016 Taipei Film Festival - Best Documentary Nomination
2016 DMZ International Documentary Film Festival - Asian Competition
2016 San Diego Asian Film Festival - Discoveries
2016 Hawaii International Film Festival


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Running Time: 96 mins
Year of Completion: 2016
Language: Japanese , Taiwanese , Chinese
Subtitles: English
Director: HUANG Yin-yu

ABOUT DIRECTOR

HUANG Yin-yu

HUANG Yin-yu’s Wuguwang N. St. to Taipei (2010) is an anthropological film about Thai labours in Taiwan. Temperature at Nights (2013) is a personal film selected for the international competition of Visions du Réel. In 2015, HUANG founded Moolin Films, Ltd. in Taiwan. Now he’s based in Okinawa, producing a series of documentaries about pre-war immigrants.

ABOUT PRODUCER

YAMAGAMI Tetsujiro

Since 1981, YAMAGAMI Tetsujiro has produced a series of documentaries by TSUCHIMOTO Noriaki which dealt with Minamata disease. He founded Siglo, Ltd. in 1986 and produced over 60 documentaries and 20 fiction films. He has also received various film awards, including a Special Mention at the Hujimoto Awards and a Silver Bear at the Berlinale.