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Green Jail

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Year :
2020
Color :
Color
Running Time :
101 min
  • DCP
  • 歷史
  • 移民
  • 女性
  • 殖民主義
  • 家庭

Introduction

There remains only silence in the “Green Jail” in Iriomote Island, Okinawa, Japan. Before World War II, “Green Jail” was a large-scale mining village under Greater East Asia Imperialism which imprisoned thousands of miners, who were from Kyushu, Japanese colonies Taiwan and Korea and other places of Japan. Most of them died from malaria or were forced to work there. As for “Taiwanese miners”, the morphine injection was prevalent so that they could work nonstop day and night.

Grandma Hashima is the daughter of the head of colonial Taiwanese miners Yang Tien-fu, who experienced the coal mine days in Okinawa. She’s already 92 years old, living alone in an old shaggy wooden house where her family lived, near the “jail on the sea” with the tomb of her parents. Nearly no one visits her. What has happened in the coal mine? Grandma’s adoptive father, who recruited hundreds of Taiwanese miners to “Green Jail”, making them unable to get back to Taiwan and leave the jail… Is he an assaulter or a victim of Japanese Imperialism?

This film portrays the last years of Grandma Hashima’s life, with her memory of crime, pain, anger and the miserable history throughout 80 years.

Awards

2019 “Doc in Progress” of Visions du Réel

2019 “Rough Cut Presentation” of DMZ Industry

2019 “WIP project” of Golden Horse Film Project Promotion

2017 Tokyo Docs

2017 Docs Port Incheon 

2015 “HEAD – Genève Postproduction Award” of “Pitching du Réel” section, Visions du Réel International Film Festival - Grand Prize

2015 Berlinale Talents - Doc Station

2014 CCDF(CNEX Chinese Doc Forum)

Team

  • Director
  • Film Producer
  • 共同製片
  • 共同製片
  • 共同製片
  • 企劃製片
  • 企劃製片
  • 企劃製片
  • Line Producer
  • Cinematographer
  • Editor
  • Editor
  • Sound Designer
  • Sound Designer
  • Sound Designer
  • Colourist
  • Colourist
  • Production
  • Production
  • Production
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