Scene from the film Letter #69
Scene from the film Letter #69
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Letter #69

  • Taiwan
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Letter #69 is a reinterpretation of the prison letters by Shi Shui-huan, a victim of Taiwan’s White Terror. The filmmaker attempts to highlight the blankness of Shi’s last letter, describing the unseen history of that period. The film is a narrative made up of three perspectives: the silent writers (political victims Shi Shui-huan and Shi Zhi-cheng), the present off-camera narrators (female family members of the victims), and the interwoven first, second, and third person narration that is the discourse of the people involved in contemporary events (narrator Li Zhe-yu, and the filmmaker).


  • Original Title
    Letter #69
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Lin Hsin-I
  • Cinematography
    Lin Hsin-I
  • Editing
    Lin Hsin-I
  • Runtime
    20 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Taiwan
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Taiwan International Documentary Festival
    • Busan International Short Film Festival
    • Women Make Waves Film Festival
  • Awards
    • Women Make Waves Film Festival - Taiwan Competition: Excellence Award is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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