An experimental film reflecting on the daily journey of migrant workers in Taiwan. The geography and culture of the Island seen through a fast-moving narrative, and a reflection of their limited time.
Richard Soriano LegaspiDirector
Runtime:1 minute 11 seconds
Completion Date:August 10, 2021
Production Budget:500 USD
Country of Origin:Philippines
Country of Filming:Taiwan
17th Athens Digital Arts FestivalAthens
September 20, 2021
21 Islands International Film FestivalNew York
Special Honor Mention
3rd ALC Videoart FestivalAlicante
May 5, 2022
13th dESTRUKTIVA Festival for Experimental Art and NoiseAZ Mülheim
September 17, 2022
Red Room Media Productions
RICHARD SORIANO LEGASPI
Director’s Biography and Filmography
Legaspi completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of the East, majoring in Advertising Arts. He was also a filmmaking fellow at the prestigious Asian Film Academy in Busan, South Korea. Since then, his films had been officially selected in different film festivals around the world. In 2013, he received the prestigious UNESCO Laureate scholarship and eventually became a resident artist of the Università delle Idee – Italy.
He is two-time Gawad Cultural Center of the Philippines for Alternative Film and Video awardee, 62nd Carlos Palanca Awards for Literature winner in 2012, Gawad Urian nominee in 2013 and 2015, National Commission for Culture and the Arts Competitive (NCCA) grant winner in 2009 and 2012, Cinemalaya 2009 and Cinema One 2012 Film Festivals Jury Prize winner, and International Photography Awards (IPA) 2017 – Silver Prize winner for moving images. In 2017, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) acknowledged him as one of the Philippine Film Ambassadors.
Legaspi was the first Filipino artist featured in the retrospective of Monsoon Asia Film Festival 2016 in Taiwan. He also received the Taiwan Emerald Initiative grant for his documentary full-length project “Halfway Home” (In Development) in 2018, and he was selected for a pitching workshop and forum at the Kota Kinabalu IFF for another documentary “Place, Displace, and Replace” the following year.
This year, he will release his new film “Moon under My Feet” – one of the competitive grant winners of the NCCA Values Short Film Festival. He is currently one of the international fellows of Tech Tales: Films about digital rights in the Asia-Pacific – Australia, Student Auditor at the 14th NAFF (Network of Asian Fantastic Films) Fantastic Film School, Bucheon, South Korea and FDCP CreatePH Script writing development grantee in cooperation with Tatino Films – France for a full-length narrative 'The Legend of the Wild Rose mallow".
An experimental film reflecting on the daily journey of migrant workers in Taiwan. The geography and culture of the Island seen through a fast-moving narrative, and a reflection of their limited time.This video also encompasses the exploration of the various creative voices of ASEAN migrant workers in Taiwan – An intertwining visuals of continuous cycle on how they live despite the limitation in space, opportunity, freedom, time and their communal status as migrants in relation to the philosophy of Michel Foucault.