Green Jail

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FILM NAME

綠色牢籠

YEAR

In post-production

AWARDS & FESTIVAL

2019 Visions du Réel International Film Festival / “Docs in Progress” section
2015 Visions du Réel International Film Festival / Grand Prize- “HEAD / Genève Postproduction Award” of “Pitching du Réel” section
2015 Berlin International Film Festival / “Doc Station” of Berlinale Talents

SALES CONTACT

Moolin Films, Ltd. – HUANG Yin-yu

TEL

+81-98-996-2898 (Japan)/ +886-2-2713-8816 (Taiwan)

MOBILE

There remains only silence in the ”Green Jail” which imprisoned 3,000 miners from Kyushu and Japanese colonies Taiwan and Korea before World War II, in Iriomote Island, Okinawa, Japan. The history of Iriomote Coal Mine from 1886 to 1945 represents the largest mining activity violating human rights in early modern history.
Grandma Hashima, the daughter of the head of colonial Taiwanese miners Yang Tien-fu, still protects the house where they lived, near the ”jail on the sea” with the tomb of her parents. The solitude makes her grow older day by day. What has happened in the coal mine? Grandma’s adoptive father, who recruited hundreds of Taiwanese miners to ”Green Jail”, making them unable to get back to Taiwan and leave the jail…
Grandma is 92-year-old now, It is the final years of her life, a survivor with the memory of crime, pain, anger and the miserable history throughout 80 years.

CREDIT

DIRECTOR HUANG Yin-yu
EXPECTED COMPLETION TERM June 2020
PRODUCER HUANG Yin-yu, YAMAGAMI Tetsujiro, Annie OHAYON-DEKEL
PRODUCTION COMPANY Moolin Films, Ltd. (Taiwan), Moolin Production, Co., Ltd. (Japan), Siglo, Ltd. (Japan), 24 images (France)