Nimbus / Cloud Nation(HKAFF 2022)
Movie Name: Nimbus
Language: Taiwanese(Chinese, English Subtitles)
Category: I
Duration: 36 mins
Director: Huang Hsin-yao
Artist: -
Story: For decades, the wetlands of Hukou in Yunlin County served as fertile farmland for the locals. When nature turned the land back into wetlands, they became a tourist attraction for those seeking proof of Taiwan’s natural beauty. However, nature’s unpredictable change also turned the residents into “climate refugees”. One of Huang’s most acclaimed films and winner of the Jury Award at the 2010 Taiwan International Documentary Festival, this empathetic short film shows the very real effects of climate change on ordinary people.

Movie Name: Cloud Nation
Language: No Dialogue(No Subtitles)
Category: I
Duration: 57 mins
Director: Huang Hsin-yao
Artist: -
Story: Located only 108 kilometres off the eastern coast of Taiwan, the island of Yonaguni has been the subject of territorial disputes between nations. Setting all the political noise aside, Huang Hsin-yao stepped onto the island by himself with a camera, listened to the island speak to him, and began to document Yonaguni in its most natural state. Using only 55 shots that feature only nature and animals (the only humans are the ones on campaign posters), Huang captures the true essence of Yonaguni rather than the external forces that seek to claim it for themselves.
Huang Hsin-yao
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Run Time
93 minutes
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