Under Surveillance|film|10min|2018


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.


時間為二戰期間日軍在1942年至1945年間,成立的金瓜石戰俘營的歷史故事為出發。在日軍的壓力下, 同盟國的國外戰俘在山區的銅礦場中,艱困的環境下,大量勞動且死亡的事件。主要為描述戰爭背後所看不見的人權問題,及思考成為戰爭機器的生存意義。


這個影片將交雜的台灣、日本、英國為主軸的三方小士兵的心境故事。他們觀看世界的方式是否重新改變? 在日後這些口述的歷史中,重新去回溯他們當時的心境轉換,用3D的虛擬影像重現心靈世界。