- Japan Premiere
AFTER SPRING, THE TAMAKI FAMILY...
Director: HUANG Yin-Yu (黃胤毓)
2016｜Taiwan, Japan｜123min｜Language: Japanese, Taiwanese｜Subtitles: Japanese, English
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- TAMAKI Tamayo (玉木玉代)
TAMAKI Shingo (玉木慎吾)
TAMAKI Shigeharu (玉木茂治)
TAMAKI Mieko (玉木美枝子)
TONOSHIRO Minako (登野城美奈子)
Tamayo is the matriarch of the Tamaki family, the largest immigrant family on the Yaeyama Islands of Okinawa. Before she changed her name to Tamayo, she was Wang Yu-hua and she was one of many Taiwanese people to move to Japan before and after World War II. Once these immigrants reached their new home, they changed their names and raised their families to be Japanese but they never forgot their roots.
On a warm spring day in 2015, Wang Yu-hua and her family return to Taiwan. At the age of 88, this may be Wang Yu-hua’s last chance to visit, but for her grandchildren, it is their first, and a chance to see their grandmother’s past. Her 32-year-old grandson Shingo is highly affected by this, being a half-Japanese and half-Taiwanese man raised by a Filipino stepmother, and he explores his own identity.
This documentary, through recording the Tamaki’s exploration of their old memories, their navigation between different languages, and the course they chart between Japanese and Taiwanese culture, becomes about the movement of peoples across the seas of East Asia in their struggle to find a home, particularly these immigrants who were once known as “stateless people” in the history of Okinawa.
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