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Turning 18

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Running Time :
87 min
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Female
  • Coming-of-Age


In Taiwanese/Chinese society, home is a place from which they seek warmth and support. But for Hui-chen, it is a place full of painful memories. Only when she escapes from her family will she get her own life back. 

After turning 18, Hui-chen has to make a choice. Born in a broken indigenous family, she has been searching for an ideal home. Should she leave home? Will she be able to do that even if she decides to? Young girls who run away from home are still stigmatised in our society, and they are expected to return to their families. Nonetheless, when the only thing their families give them is endless harm, is leaving home an irresponsible escape or an action of taking responsibility for themselves?

Festivals & Awards

2019 CinemAsia Film Festival - Youth Jury Award : Best Female Director

2018 Busan lnternational Film - Festival - Wide Angle : Documentary Showcase

2018 Sheffield lnternational Documentary Festival

2018 Singapore lnternational Film Festival

2016 Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund - Busan Bank Fund
2015 GZDOC - Most Market Potential
2012 Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program - Grant


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