History of Sadness
I found the title The Year Without A Summer from Wikipedia, which I am addicted to. It was 1816, and there was no summer in that year. In some places in America and China, there were even snowfalls during summer. I can imagine the climate abnormalities must have stirred a sense of doom day at that time. The crops died, the sky was often orange tinted, famines and war broke out everwhere...
Many years later, scientists believe that the climate abnormalities was mainly caused by the eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia of 1815, the largest known eruption in over 1,600 years.
My story is not about volcano eruption, nor climate abnormalities. My story is about how people often live, without knowing much about what happened to them. In a way, my film is about history of sadness.
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Tan Chui Mui shot her second feature film in her hometown, a small fishing village called Sungai Ular. The film is in post-production stage now.