Film screening: After Spring, the Tamaki Family...
On a warm spring day in 2015, Grandma Tamayo and the Tamaki family, the largest Taiwanese immigrant family on Yaeyama Islands of Okinawa, takes a journey back to the home which they left before World War II: Taiwan. The people who emigrated from Taiwan to Okinawa became political refugees under the 30 year long U.S. occupation. The Tamaki family has experienced this complicated history. By revisiting Taiwan, they little by little steer out of the disorientation of their memory anidentity. This is a heartwarming home movie spanning 80 years about one's family's vicissitudes in East Asian history.
Huang Yin-Yu now lives in Japan. His first documentary “Wuguwang N. St. to Taipei”(2010) is an anthropological film about Thai labors in Taiwan. “Temperature at Nights (2013) is a private film which portrays the memory in the military service and his childhood, and was selected in the international competition of Visions du Réel, Buenos Aires International Doc FilmFest, and nominated for the best documentary of Taipei Film Festival. He also made a short documentary “YAMAMORI”(2014) for the project “Grand Voyage” produced by Naomi Kawase, for Nara International Film Festival 2014. Now he’s based in Okinawa, producing a series of documentaries about pre-War immigrants in Okinawa region of Japan. His project “Wild Mountains over the Sea” was selected in the “Doc Station” of Berlinale Talents, and received the grand prize of “Pitching du Réel” in Visions du Réel 2015.