The Delivery Man

Drugs sending which was based on the idea of paying after using was originated from the third year of Genroku (Japanese year). During the domination of Japan, due to the lack of medical resources and the inconvenient transportation in rural areas of Taiwan, almost every family hanged a medical kit called Yao Pao Tsai on the wall for the people who deliver drugs to put some usual medicine. They came regularly, checked the kit of every house and then resupplied it. This system of sending drugs had been the mainstream of Taiwan’s medical service. However, with the sheer number of pharmacies and the execution of both labor and health insurance, drugs delivery had gradually become part of our memories. Mr. Chang’s brother who had worked for a pharmaceutical factor thought it was good to make his living by delivering drugs. Therefore, he decided to leave for Yun-Lin to have his own business. As for Mr. Chang, he was asked to help his brother right after he graduated from junior high school.

Region of Filming

Region of Origin

Year of Release

2009

Duration

30 minutes

Format

DV, Color

Directors

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Chung His Jung

When I was a child, I always liked to draw beautiful scenery to enjoy myself. As of 1979, I started working at the Tele Communication Bureau but only did some technical jobs which led me far away from the image creation. I thought I wouldn’t have the chance to work as a photographer. Nevertheless, as company’s business field reached to MOD in 2002, I joined the film shooting group of MOD by coincidence in 2005. Finally, I had the chance to deliver my images to everyone and let me realize step by step how to memorize the important milestone of life as well. Then, with continuing efforts and support from family, coworkers, and friends, in 2008, my very first documentary was luckily to be selected to compete for the 31st Golden Harvest Awards Best Documentary.