Buried in the Liuzhangli cemetery are 201 victims executed during the White Terror. One of them is SHI Shui-Huan. In the 1950s, SHI was imprisoned for hiding her left-wing brother behind her dormitory ceiling. During her imprisonment, she sent out a total of 68 letters to her family. The last letter...(Read more)
Buried in the Liuzhangli cemetery are 201 victims executed during the White Terror. One of them is SHI Shui-Huan. In the 1950s, SHI was imprisoned for hiding her left-wing brother behind her dormitory ceiling. During her imprisonment, she sent out a total of 68 letters to her family. The last letter, letter #69, was left unfinished by the time of her execution, and was never sent to her family. But the things she didn’t get to say are now brought to light.
The film is a reinterpretation by the director of historical archives. She transfers the victims’ family letters onto film reels found in an abandoned movie theater, visualizing the correspondence frame by frame, using a variety of narrative perspectives to recount a once unspeakable history. While daily life inside the prison may appear ordinary, the incessant chattering of sewing machines penetrates through the film, an outcry against oppression and injustice. The names of those who were wronged through government brutality and political persecution are finally acknowledged through an archive that was once unwritten.
Available Formats: DVD, Blu-ray and DCP
|Actors：||LIN I-Huang, LIN HUNG Su-Chin, Tomoko NANRI, KUO Chia-Ling, LI Che-YU|
|Music：||Freesfx.co.uk, LIM Giong|
|Excluded for public screenings：||China excluding Hong Kong and Macau|
|Royalty period：||June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2023|
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2018 DokuFest International Documentary and Short Film Festival
2016 Women Make Waves Film Festival - Taiwan Competition Awards