Online Screening of Green Jail and online Q&A with the Director

When and Where

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


HUANG Yin-Yu, Director and Producer based in Okinawa. He began documentary filmmaking in 2010 and founded Moolin Films, Ltd. (Taiwan) in 2015


The EAS community is invited to join an online film screening of Green Jail (2021) and Q&A with the director in the week of October 16. The online streaming is available from October 16 to 20, while the online director Q&A happens on October 17 (Tuesday), 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:

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 students 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. 



The "Thinking Infrastructures in Global Asia: New Perspectives and Approaches" Working Group, the Department of East Asian Studies (UTSG), Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library (UTSG), Asian Insititute, MunkSchool of Global Affairs & Public Policy (UTSG),