A total of 20 journalists have been fired since 2008, the beginning of LEE Myung-bak’s presidential term. They fought against the companies that they worked for succumbing to power and are now frustrated at the reality where censorship of the press by authority has now become a norm. Can they continue their activities as journalists?
It’s a film about Tom, who struggles with health problems and depression. As Tom keeps flirting with the camera and challenging his authority as the filmmaker, WU finds the film out of his control and the filming becomes a journey with no definite end. Now, 20 years later, WU revisits Tom and makes another film titled Goodnight & Goodbye.
In Arata in Hyogo’s Kobe City, a man wearing a faded jacket opens the shutter of a store, which is covered in signage featuring numerous provocative messages written in large letters. He is Kenzo Okuzaki, the proprietor of a battery and used car repair business, who also happens to be notorious for having shot pachinko balls at the Emperor.
This film re-examines major environmental movements and events in Taiwan from the 1980s to 2018, including the protest against LCY Chemical Corp in Hsinchu, anti-DuPont movement in Lukang, movement against the expansion of petrochemical industry, anti-nuclear and anti-air pollution protests. It is a compilation of over 30 years of documentary footage and interviews of those who took part in the protests.