During WWII, the Japanese army built a POW camp in Jinguashi (sometimes referred to as Kinkaseki POW camp), the largest copper mine in the Japanese Empire. Between 1942 and 1945, hundreds of Commonwealth and Allied prisoners were enslaved here and worked in extreme conditions; many of them perished due to the harsh treatment. Under the Japanese command, the Taiwanese guards were a force to be ruthless towards the POW and some of these guards, when the war was over, were convicted by Allied military courts for mistreating prisoners.
This artwork cross-references different perspectives from various accounts, trying to explore the overlooked human rights issue in the war, and the meaning of life when men are turned into the instrument of war. The film interweaves stories of the soldier from Taiwan, Japan, and the U.K. and examines whether the experience changed the way they saw the world, and how they, as instruments of war and victims of war, overcame the systematic breakdown of minds and found peace in their souls again.