Yonaguni is an island on the far western end of Japan, bordering Taiwan, the director’s land of birth. One day, the people of Yonaguni decided they wanted independence and to establish diplomatic relations with Taiwan. These two islands share similar backgrounds; one being a political prey to Japan and the other to China. Both are in the peripheral vision of the world. Existence, to them, is a heavy burden.
"I came here by boat as a tourist, but rediscovered myself on this strange land. I realised that whether people, land or life, you only exist after you have been forgotten by the world", the director HUANG said.
2015-06-24 Taipei Film Festival
2016-02-16 Osaka Asian Film Festival