February 17, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Untold Herstory

This is Taiwan’s first film featuring female political prisoners.

The story is set in the 1950s, when Taiwan was included in the Cold War Pacific Island chain and the whole island was covered by the White Terror. The authoritarian and dictatorial government was afraid of the displeasure of the United States and did not dare to massacre and shoot dissidents as it did on February 28th. Many bloodstained stories were repeated on the burning island.

The film portrays three women of different ages and identities, including a schoolgirl, a talented dancer, and a young mother, some of whom only read a few books and sang a few songs, and some of whom were just passionate about pursuing justice‚Ķ They were “disappeared” together and taken to Fire Island to serve their sentences. Their names were erased and replaced with numbers.¬†