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The Rootless (2020)

Country: Taiwan

Ranking: #99999

Native name: 無主之子

Air Date: 43946

Duration: 58 min.

Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

The Rootless (2020)

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Follows the life of 25-year-old Le Van Thanh who leaves his wife and children behind in Vietnam and arrives in Taiwan to work as a migrant fisher on March 10, 2001. While working on board a Taiwanese coastal fishing boat, he faced constant discrimination and abuse from the boat’s Taiwanese captain and engineer. One day while being physically attacked by his captain, Le retaliates and escapes to start a new life as an undocumented migrant worker. He also started a second family with his Taiwanese partner. The drama unfolds as his son with his Taiwanese partner is born without official paperwork and struggles to find a rightful place in society when he reaches 18 years old. According to the Ministry of the Interior’s statistics, there are over 7,000 children born in Taiwan without proper paperwork or identification.

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