• The Secret in the Satchel

    2007. Taiwan. Lin Tay-jou. 52 min.

  • Shonenko

    2006. Taiwan. Liang-Yin Kuo. 60 min.

New York premiere. Discussion with Kuo

Saturday, February 21, 2009, 8:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • The Secret in the Satchel

    2007. Taiwan. Directed by Lin Tay-jou. During his ten years teaching at a university, the director read more than a thousand of his students' journals and was moved by their profound feelings of alienation. He asked three students to document their stories on film, intertwining dramatization, animation, song, dance, and interviews to depict their complex and troubled interpersonal, familial, and sexual relationships. New York premiere. In Chinese; English subtitles. 52 min.

  • Shonenko

    2006. Taiwan. Directed by Liang-Yin Kuo. In 1943, the Imperial Japanese government announced a work-study program in its colony, Taiwan, to recruit children to work in Japanese military factories. Over eight thousand boys enlisted. Shonenko reveals the unknown stories of these child laborers who left their families, homeland, and childhoods behind for the dream of receiving an education—a dream that would be shattered by war and the postwar political wrangling of Japan, Taiwan, and China. World premiere. In Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese; English subtitles. 60 min.

In the Film exhibition Documentary Fortnight 2009

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