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In 2014, the Sunflower Movement took place in the filmmaker’s hometown, Taipei, Taiwan, where activists occupied the parliament in protest of the government signing a trade deal with China. Half a decade later, while living abroad and feeling homesick, she came across some archival footage of it, which forced her to confront her complicated feelings for home, ignorance about politics, and failure to be fully present no matter where she was. Through this intimate essay film, she tries to answer the question, "What does it take to stay awake when the reality is tough and home is far away?"

Andrea Chung

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