Thursday, September 6, 2007

SHONENKO 《綠的海平線》















SHONENKO 《綠的海平線》
64 min
by Kuo Liang-Yin 郭亮吟
2006
Photo courtesy Mr. Wu, Chun-Sheng 照片提供:吳春生先生

Shonenko exposes the remarkable story of Taiwanese child laborers (shonenko) during the World War II. Boys 12 to 14 were sent to Japan to work on the Japanese naval arsenals and to build fighter planes. They left their families, homelands, and childhood with the promise of receiving an education in Japan. But their dreams were shattered – first by the war and again by cruel post-war politics in Taiwan, Japan, and China.

Director Liang-yin Kuo in person

Screening time and venue:
Stanford University, October 7, 2:00 pm, Cubberley Auditorium
UC Davis, October 10, 6:30 pm, Haring 1227
SLC Film Center, October 16, 12:00pm, Post Theater
U of Oregon, October 20, 12:00 pm, 128 Chiles
U of Washington, october 19, 9:00 pm, COM 120

1 comment:

Patty said...

Watched it at the Davis screening last night... very interesting and well done! I agree with the director that a lot of us young generations do not know much about our own country's history and am very happy that one of the reasons that she did this documentary was the hopes to inspire people to find out more about Taiwan's past.