In Kaohsiung, Taiwan, a few residents refuse to leave their now-abandoned village.
“Still Here” was filmed in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in the village where my grandmother lived, my mother grew up, and where I spent my childhood summers. Nine years ago, my grandmother moved out of the village. Recently, I discovered that not only did nobody move into my grandmother’s house after she left, but that the entire village had been displaced and decayed for years, except for a few residents who refused to leave. I was curious to find out what their lives were like now that the village was abandoned, and why they decided to stay.
Director / Editor: Sean Wang
Producers: Cynthia Lee, Pamela Li, Sean Wang
Cinematographer: Zach Stoltzfus
Composer: Breton Vivian
Production & Post-Production Sound: Michael O’ Connor
Colorist: Kinan Chabani