Film Screening of Green Jail and Q&A with Director

Event Poster for Green Jail documentary screening and Q&A with the director. There is a QR code to register for the event in the bottom right corner.









Sold out - Read the transcript for the discussion: Documentary Filmmaking as an Act of Mourning: An Online Q&A with Director Huang Yin-Yu available here. The University of Toronto community is invited to join an online film screening of the documentary film Green Jail (2021) and Q&A with the director during the week of October 16, 2023.

The online streaming is available from October 16th to 20th, while the online director Q&A happens on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM. The streaming link and Zoom link for the Q&A session will be distributed to attendees who register via our RSVP form:   

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Event schedule: 

Online Film Streaming: 

  • Time: Monday, October 16 to Friday, October 20, 2023 
  • Location: MyMedia, UofT streaming platform (the streaming link will be distributed via participants' registration email on October 16, at 12 PM).  

Online Q&A with the Director: 

RSVP link: 

Film description: 

Green Jail (2021) is an award-winning documentary film by Taiwanese director Huang Yin-Yu. Through the use of oral history and cinematic reenactment, the film recounts the lesser-known history of Taiwanese mining laborers in colonial Okinawa, Japan, from the intersectional perspectives of class, gender, and racialized intimacy. The purpose of the film screening is to enable viewers to gain new insights into the politics of war memory and documentary filmmaking surrounding the expansion of the Japanese empire and the ongoing legacies of the Asia-Pacific Wars. The event will be of interest to students and faculty from the University of Toronto whose research lies at the intersection of the history of empire and colonialism, studies of islands and archipelagoes, and studies of gender, ethnicity, and class. 

About the Director:  

Huang Yin-Yu is a director and producer based in Okinawa. He began documentary filmmaking in 2010 and founded Moolin Films, Ltd. (Taiwan) in 2015, and later Moolin Production Co., Ltd. (Japan) in 2019. His films include After Spring, the Tamaki Family... (2016) and Green Jail (2021) which were theatrically released in Japan and Taiwan. His films were selected in Visions du Réel, DOK.fest München, Taipei Film Festival, Kinema Junpo Best 10 Documentaries, Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival, and many others. He is the only alumni representing Taiwan at the Emerging Producers at Jihlava IDFF, and one of the mentors at ASIADOC 2021. As a producer, he focuses on international projects with Asian perspectives and aesthetics. Besides film production, he’s the executive director of Cinema at Sea - Okinawa Pan-Pacific International Film Festival.     

The event is organized by the "Thinking Infrastructures in Global Asia: New Perspectives and Approaches" Working Group and is sponsored by the Department of East Asian Studies (UTSG), the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library (UTSG), the Asian Institute, the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy (UTSG), and the Department of Historical Studies (UTM). 

Green Jail film screening and Q&A event poster.



Event date
(Screening) Oct 16-20, (Q&A) Oct 17 at 7:30-8:30 PM
Online: MyMedia, Zoom
Event Announcement: The University of Toronto community is invited to join the online film screening of the documentary film Green Jail (2021) and Q&A with the director during the week of October 16, 2023!