In December 7th, 2003, the first nationwide organization of “foreign brides,” the Taiwan Southern Asia-Pacific Sisterhood, was established. The association calls for foreign sisters to actively interact with their local communities throughout the island.
The protagonist of this film, Shei-Ting, is a Hakka woman from Songkou Township, Meichow City, in mainland China. When she was 27, she met Mr. Chen, from Meinong, who was visiting China to look over prospective brides.Despite her entire family’s disagreement, Shei-Ting decided to marry him and emigrate to Taiwan.
At the end of Van Goghstraat in Amsterdam is the Veerhuis. A normal residential house in a normal urban area, where children play outside the front door. But people come to the Veerhuis to die. Together with family and friends, they temporarily create their own surroundings. An important fundamental of this “just-like home” ethos is offering personal care based on
This is the story of an unusual nuclear family, Roberta and Philip and the two chimpanzees they adopted, Charlie and his half sister Casey. It shows the joys and challenges of life with our closest primate relatives. The film investigates the chimpanzees’ adaptive abilities when removed from their natural habitat, their amazing mental capabilities, and the bonding love that exists
Young people living in a residential care unit conceive and develop a gangster film in which the staff are cast in the roles of the international mafia. Scenes of the gangster drama are interwoven with the daily hassles the kids have to negotiate.
A grandmother’s everlasting love for her husband, who apparently died during WWII, becomes a mysterious love story. Her grandchild discovers a photograph from Bombay, which appears to indicate he didn’t die after all. An emotional and disturbing journey in search of truth, with its rare, vivid and romantic pre-WWII film footage. But when should the truth remain a secret?
Norway, summer of 2000. We meet 33-year-old Sigrid Beate Edvardsen during the last days before going to jail to serve a sentence of seven years for killing her own father. As a child, Sigrid Beate was subjected to sexual abuse, and the film uncovers a terrible family tragedy. Still, one is left with many questions. The film does not try
A personal voyage, attempting to decipher the mystery behind migrant Thai workers’ warm and loving bonds with their children, based almost solely on telephone calls and letters.