In an intimate and exciting journey to the root, the film follows a family based in Okinawa, Japan, that visits Taiwan to rediscover their family origins.
AWARDS: Producer Award. Shindo Kaneto
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Osaka Asian Film Festival/ Taipei Film Festival/ DMZ International Documentary Film Festival/ Hawaii International Film Festival/ San Diego Asian Film Festival
After Spring. An intimate journey to the origins of a family in Taiwan
After Spring. An intimate journey to the origins of a family in TaiwanOn a warm spring day in 2015, Grandma Tamayo and the Tamaki family, the largest immigrant family on Yaeyama Islands of Okinawa, goes a journey back home where they’d long left before World War II: Taiwan, on which they little by little steer out of the disorientation of their memory and complex identity.
Time seems to moor still between coastlines of the deep ocean, and Grandma, as if a person from the past, is long lost in translation between different languages; lost in old memories diluted by time in her homeland. Yet the grandchildren, visiting Taiwan for the first time, are trying to steer out of the disorientation of their complex identity.