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Kin-ma Military Hostel (Now, ALIEN Art Centre) was founded in 1967, located next to Mountain Shou Shan, near the ancient Kaohsiung sea ban area, which was once warship’s intermediate stop and residency for the army. Nowadays it is still surrounded by a few marketplaces of the old town. The word “Kin and Ma” represents Kinmen and Matsu, which is the front line between Taiwan and China during the Cold War.

The site was operationally transferred from city government to ALIEN Art in the year of 2016, who renovated the building with classic craftsmanship, and re-opened to public in November, 2018. The documentary is the result of an on-going field trip, and the film was co-created with Pu Chen.

© Kaohsiung Museum of History, Taiwan

© Kaohsiung Museum of History, Taiwan

© Kaohsiung Museum of History, Taiwan