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Yu-ting, a 16-year-old high school student, came home to find a sister of her age. In fact, the “sister” was her cousin from Vietnam, her mother’s hometown. Her uncle had broken his leg, so her mother promised to get the underage girl to work in Taiwan in the name of her adopted daughter. Was Yu-lan her sister or a migrant worker? At first, Yu-ting didn’t know what to do, but then they became best friends to share what was on their minds. However, her family got so fond of Yu-lan, and even her boyfriend fell in love with her. Yu-ting thought that the fake sister stole her life. She couldn’t help but deny the equality of them and report to the police that Yu-lan was an illegal migrant worker...

  • Hoho Liu
  • Zero Chou
  • Tsung-Lung Tsai
  • Nguyễn Kim Hồng
  • Zero Chou
  • Ling-Wei Lee
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  • Olita Yang
    Key Cast
  • Jimmy Pan
    Key Cast
  • Annie Nguyen
    Key Cast
  • Chin-Liang Liao
    Key Cast
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    1 hour 25 minutes 30 seconds
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    December 12, 2021
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  • 2023 SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York
    New York
    United States
    March 16, 2023
    International Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Hoho Liu

Graduated from Taiwan Tamkang University, she is a cinematographer and director of documentaries, and the only female cinematographer in Taiwan awarded by Golden Bell Awards. She is good at capturing the vivid images and feelings of the characters. Art and aesthetics can be seen at the same time in her style. This is her first feature film as a director.

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Director Statement

“We wanted workers, but we got people instead.”
It is how Max Frisch, a famous Swiss writer, once described migrant workers in Western Europe. Now, we can use it to talk about the condition in Taiwan. We don’t have enough consciousness about labor rights. Migrant workers are seen as a minority. Basic human rights haven’t been organized properly.
We’ve been wondering if our existing law can protect migrant workers’ rights. Taiwan has been proud of its diversity and tolerance, but are the migrant workers not discriminated against now? Hopefully through the film, we’ll reflect on the above-mentioned issues for the communication between different groups, enforcing the fact that everyone is born equal.