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Born in 1960. A key figure in building the Taiwanese documentary movement after the fall of military rule. Representative of the FullShot Film Collective from 1998 to 2005.
Gift of Life
- TAIWAN / 2003 / Mandarin, Taiwanese / Color / DVCAM / 148 min
Director, Producer: Wu Yii-feng
Photography: Yang Jong-ming
Editing: Lin Chin-hui
Sound: Lee Jong-wang
Narrators: Wu Yii-feng, James Liu
Production Company: Fullshot Communication Foundation
A devastating earthquake hit Taiwan on September 21, 1999. Based on the written correspondence between the director and his friend, this film illustrates the sorrow of families who lost loved ones in the disaster, and the relationship between the director and his aging father, who now lives in an institution for the elderly. Death and separation, despair, and the desire to live: the film questions the meaning of life. This film won the YIDFF 2003 International Competition Runner-up Prize.