LAU Kek-Huat

Taiwan〡2022〡Doc〡Color, B&W〡97 min〡Tamil, Malay, English〡World Premiere

Following Karen, a Malaysian teenage boy of Indian origin, this film documents his youth in a period of six years. Through Karen, we explore the hardship his people have endured and the eventual breakdown of his family both caused by the racial discrimination and education inequality in Malaysia.


LAU Kek-Huat
LAU Kek-Huat Malaysia born filmmaker based in Taiwan. His debut film BOLUOMI was in competition at Busan International Film Festival, New Currents section, and Golden Horse nominated for a Best New Director. The project won him the Tokyo Talent Award 2015, Best Script Award in 2013 Taiwan, and was selected for La Fabrique Cinéma, des Cinema du monde. His short film NIA DOOR won Best Short Film Award, Sonje Award at the Busan International film festival, selected for the 38th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. Both of his documentaries ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE and THE TREE REMEMBERS still face censorship challenges today in Malaysia.

05.27 ㊅ 14:00〡高雄市新住民會館〡 Q&A session with the Director


The worst humiliation of having to live in a lie is that it forces people to share their oppressors' cover-up. It makes them accomplices, by living in the lie, “individuals confirm the system, fulfill the system, make the system, are the system.”

11.09 ㊂ 11:00〡台南新光影城 4 廳
11.12 ㊅ 13:10〡台南新光影城 4 廳〡 Q&A session with the Director
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