Films 2022 TAIWANfest Vancouver Squid Jigging Fishing Boat
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Squid Jigging Fishing Boat

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Sep 4th
šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square 
North of the Vancouver Art Gallery

Every December to January, almost a hundred squid jigging fishing boats from Chienchen Fishing Harbor in Kaohsiung will sail from East 120 to West 60 to work at the Falkland Islands in the South West Atlantic. The journey takes 35-40 days and crews name it “Sea Route.” On January 1st, 2015, a 65-meter long, 11-meter wide fishing boat began its journey to the Falkland Islands. This is a documentary about 60 crewmembers from Southeast Asia as they travel to a place 12 hours away from Taiwan to work on the seas.

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About the Artist

2022 TAIWANfest Toronto Yu-jui Lu

Yu-jui Lu

Taiwanese Film Director

Yu-jui Lu has studied documentaries at Tainan National University of the Arts. He is committed to documenting the continuous transformation of the industrial city of Kaohsiung. He’s caught numerous human stories from different corners of Kaohsiung. His works include Waiting for Fish, which reflects the economic changes from interviews with ordinary anglers; Freezing Point,  which is about the Indigenous Amis workers in a cold storage and on an open-ocean fishing boat, and A New Park, which discusses urban development. In 2010, his photographic work About Waving Good-bye—Three Years of Navigation continued on the theme of fishing crews and won the Kaohsiung Award. Today, he records ceaselessly the life story of Amis crews and the human side of Kaohsiung seaside culture.

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