Dorm (Ký Túc Xá)

Your Bros. Filmmaking Group

Taiwan〡2021〡Fic〡Color〡54 min〡Vietnamese〡Taiwan Premiere
✧ 2021 Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, New Asian Currents
✧ 2022 DMZ International Documentary Film Festival

Vietnamese female workers are divided into 3 shifts in this dorm, day, night, and late-night shift. Some of them are preparing a strike: making sign boards, props, and practicing the action play. However the dorm manager persuades them to give up, and threatens them with repatriation. A newbie just moves in tonight, and witnesses the conflict with her cold eyes…. Here, they exchange their experiences, culminating in a unique upheaval.

Director

Your Bros. Filmmaking Group
Your Bros. Filmmaking Group (SO Yo-Hen, TIEN Zong-Yuan, LIAO Hsiu-Hui) comes from a different field of art: video artists, architects, art history researchers, theatre critics. We believe that immaturity is exactly our own peculiarity. We focus on field research during the process of filmmaking, creative workshops, unforeseen circumstances, flexible scripts that can be changed in different situations. Filmmaking as a method, re-interpreting reality, endowing it with an aesthetic form, and transforming it into a medium of thinking.

11.04 ㊄ 19:30〡Shin Kong Cinemas 2 Auditorium〡Opening Film〡Buying Tickets★ Q&A session with the Director
11.10 ㊃ 10:30〡台南新光影城 4 廳〡Buying Tickets〡同場放映《蟲戲》《治癒之鼓》

乍看是導演在擁擠的宿舍中細膩紀錄移工生活面貌、人際關係。然而,隨著魔幻的場景出現,這開始是透過重演,進而重新論述一場越南女性移工抗議事件,既寫實又魔幻。

Relationships with people and space were drastically changed because of the accident. During the process, we were extremely interested in the way that both people and its space were given new meaning to. Therefore, we invited the Vietnamese female workers to discuss and engage in the performance in a form of workshops based on true stories. We recreate and develop more stories and desire that comes with it about people and space based on the ground of their participation.

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