Green Jail

FILM INFO

Original Title

綠色牢籠

Year

2021

Film Status

Duration

101 mins

Director

HUANG Yin-yu

Producer

HUANG Yin-yu

Cast

Yoshiko HASHIMA, Luis Daniel KIMURA

Production Company

Moolin Films, Ltd. (Taiwan), Moolin Production, Co., Ltd. (Japan)

Festivals & Awards

2021 Osaka Asian Film Festival, Indie Forum

2021 Taipei Film Festival, International New Talent Competition

2021 Taipei Film Awards, Best Documentary / Best Music / Best Sound Design – Nominated

There remains only silence in the “Green Jail,” the once-upon-a-time large-scale mining village located on Iriomote Island, Okinawa, Japan. Before World War II, under Greater East Asia Imperialism, Green Jail imprisoned thousands of miners. These miners were from Kyushu, and other places of Japan, as well as Japanese colonies: Taiwan and Korea. The 92-year-old Grandma Hashima is the adopted daughter of the Taiwanese head miner, YANG Tien-fu. With hardly any visitors, grandma lives alone in a shaggy wooden house where her family once lived. What happened in the coal mine? Grandma’s adoptive father, who recruited hundreds of Taiwanese miners to Green Jail, knowing they might never return home… Was he an oppressor or the oppressed victim of Japanese imperialism? Through her memories of guilt, pain, anger, and the miseries of the past 80 years, this film also portrays the last years of Grandma Hashima’s life.

SALES CONTACT

Company

Moolin Films, Ltd.

Contact

HO Meng-hsueh

Email

[email protected]

Tel

+886-3-465-8886

Mobile

+886-926-680-701