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After We Lost Him

The 228 Incident was a 1947 nation-wide uprising in Taiwan sparked by a government crackdown on contraband cigarettes. Following the incident, many elites were taken away by the government without apparent reason before vanishing, while others were executed without trial. This string of undifferentiated violence and class cleansing was also a foreshadowing of Taiwan’s future ethnic conflict issues.
Now that 70 years have passed, the people of Taiwan – whether sad or frightened, suspicious or angry – seem to have reluctantly chosen to forget the incident in the face of their inability to uncover the truth. This stories of Chang Chi-lang, Li Jui-han and Hsiao Chin-wen form the foundations of this episode, which aims to promote more discussion and understanding of the 228 Incident through the narratives of their bereaved and descendants, further paving the way for the transition to justice for the victims.

  • 羅明祥
  • 徐偉文
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Director Biography - 羅明祥

Born in 1969 in Alishan Township, Chiayi County, Lo Ming-hsiang’s passion for creating images has never ceased, having cultivated his solid professional skills through jobs such as photographer and director. A producer’s job requires contacts, high EQ, and strong communication and organizational skills. The occasional failure, of course, is qualified producer’s best nutrient.

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Director Statement

Seventy-years after the 228 Incident, we hope to use a different perspective to view the people of that time, including how they faced the pain of losing loved ones and rebuilt their daily lives under government pressure. Adopting a documentary format, this program seeks to help everyone learn about their stories, and through knowledge and understanding, promote communication between different generations and the transition to justice.