緑の牢獄 「Midori no Rogoku」
Release Date: March 27th, 2021
Duration: 101 mins.
Director: Huang Yin-yu
Starring: Yoshiko Hashima, Louis Leslie Kimura,
Getting its world premiere in the Indie Forum section at Osaka Asian Film Festival 2021, Green Jail sees Okinawa-based Taiwanese documentarian Huang Yin-yu continue to trace the flow of people between Taiwan and Japan by using personal stories to illustrate a wider historical picture.
In some ways, it bears a strong resemblance to his 2016 work After Spring, the Tamaki Family in that it touches upon issues of immigration and discrimination, and it also features an elderly woman as the central figure but the tone in Green Jail is markedly different due to the tragic history it uncovers.