This is the second time for director Huang Yin-yu to be selected in Berlinale Talents, after “Wild Mountains over the Sea” (later became trilogy) was selected in “Doc Station” in 2015.
At the same time, Huang will attend the 2nd workshop of “Emerging Producers 2020” held by Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival during Berlinale 2020.
It’s a busy season!
This VR short film is located in three villages, one on the Japan Sea, one on Jeju Island in Korea, and one on Kimen Island in Taiwan. All of them are right by the sea, and therefore have received foreign illegal immigrants. “Ghost boats” from North Korea have appeared in small villages in Japan; immigrants from Yemen have arrived on Jeju Island, Korea, since the low-cost airline LCC launched flights in 2017; and a man swam from Xiamen, China, to Kinmen Island, Taiwan, on a handmade boat. These unknown “subjects” are investigated by the police or the government. For the villagers and the public, they have always left lots of mystery in the town. The film will be a hybrid form with documentary and fiction, archive material and re-enactment.
The project presentation will be held at Gropius Bau Cinema from 12:00 on Wednesday, February 26. We will do our best to announce good results!