A Gift from the Sky—The Tragedy of Hsiaolin Village, Part 2
- TAIWAN / 2013 / Taiwanese, Chinese / Color / 153 min
Directors: Lo Shin-chieh, Wang Hsiu-ling
Typhoon Morakot caused a disastrous mudslide and destroyed peaceful Hsiaolin Village on August 8, 2009, killing many villagers. For more than two years, survivors have wondered how things turned out this way. Some people try to reunite with the dead through psychics; others put their hope in the child they are about to have; and others are still haunted by the pains of losing their families. This documentary painstakingly records villagers’ never-ending hardships and their indomitable spirit, as they try to rebuild their lives. Directors are Lo Shin-chieh (Funny Competition Between Labor and Management: You Have Me in You, screened at the YIDFF ’99) and his partner Wang Hsiu-ling. This film is a sequel to A Gift for Father’s Day—The Tragedy of Hsiaolin Village, Part 1, screened at the YIDFF 2011.