Through the Years

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Year
1964
Country
  • Taiwan
Runtime
11min
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It is said that when America began its westward territorial expansion, every mile of train track laid down cost the life of a Chinese migrant worker; moreover, the military stood guard along the lines to keep the Indians away. Mixing fictional depictions with real-life documentation, the film shows trains racing past ramshackle forts and barren deserts as a waltz plays on, with the desolate scenery contrasting with the tourists’ smiling faces.

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