The Tree Remembers《還有一些樹》

Australian Premiere 澳洲首映
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Director Lau Kek Huat 廖克發 | 2019 | 88 mins | UNCL 15+

Awards 獎項

2019 Singapore International Film Festival

第33屆新加坡國際電影節-亞洲視野單元

 

2019 DMZ International Documentary Film Festival - Asian Competition

第11屆韓國DMZ紀錄片國際影展-亞洲競賽單元

 

2019 Taipei Golden Horse Awards - Nominated for Best Documentary

第56屆金馬獎 - 入圍最佳紀錄片

 

2019 Taipei Film Festival - Nominated for Best Documentary, Best Sound Design, Best Music 

第21屆台北電影獎 - 入圍最佳紀錄片、混音、配樂獎

 

Nominated for Best Documentary, Director Lau (Boluomi, TWFF 2020) traces back to his hometown Malaysia's history through powerful archives footage and daunting interviews. Deriving from the proverb, "What the axe forgets, the tree remembers", the film explores some of the forbidden topics like colonisation, races, and identities. 

 

Orang Asli, the First Peoples in Malaysia, were forced to convert to Islam in order to receive support from the government. Due to the process of industrialisation, they lost their lands and forests. Years later, the racial conflicts continue, with the 13 May Incident in 1969 between Malays and Chinese; a crucial riot began the racial discrimination policies. 

 

入圍最佳紀錄片與韓國DMZ紀錄片國際影展競賽單元,大馬導演廖克發繼《不即不離》後,再度以紀錄片叩問馬來西亞的禁忌歷史。透過許多寶貴的照片、新聞畫面與老電影,這塊土地上魍魅般的歷史得以幽幽甦醒。

 

「斧頭所遺忘的,樹木會記得。」馬來西亞原住民面臨被迫害與文化統一的政策,漸漸失去了他們的土地與身份。1969年的513衝突事件,更標記了不平等政策的開始,造成了各種族間難以消除的隔閡。時至今日,種族暴力的受害者和家屬依然受迫,只能以沉默回應默許。

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