April 7, 2023

From New Guinea to Taipei

Director: Futuru C.L. Tsai

Taiwan | 2009 | Color | 80min

About the documentary

Seventy years ago, Grandpa Ro’eng was drafted as the Takasago Volunteer, sent to New Guinea to fight against American forces. Twenty years later, battling capitalism, his son left the hometown to venture into far-sea fishing. Today, their hometown “Atolan” has transformed into a new battlefield, as the government confronts consortiums. Facing their distinct challenges, the grandpa, son, and grandson engaged in a profound conversation in New Guinea across generations, deepening their understanding of one another.

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