Documentaries directed by Nick Vaky
Oh, the Places You’ll Ash
“Oh the Places You’ll Ash” is a short environmental documentary about the cigarette litter problem around the world, filmed in over 70 cities in over 24 countries.
GREEN PLANET BARCELONA (2019) – Official Selection
SMARAGDNI ECO FILM FESTIVAL (2019) – Semi-Finalist
INTERNATIONAL ECOLOGICAL FILM FESTIVAL TO SAVE AND PRESERVE (2019) – Official Selection
NEW HARVEST FILM FESTIVAL (2019) – Semi-Finalist
GEOFILMFESTIVAL (2019) – Official Selection
TULUM WORLD ENVIRONMENT FILM FESTIVAL (2022) – Official Selection
Survival (Auschwitz – Birkenau)
A short poetic documentary that blends found archival footage with video of the museum that now stands at Auschwitz – Birkenau.
Occupying the Executive Yuan
Filmed during the Sunflower protests that took place in 2014.
After six days of occupying the Legislative Yuan. Students try to occupy Taiwan’s Executive Yuan. The students try to set up a non-violent occupation of the Yuan using human shields to block police as they enter the building through windows.
Occupiers of the Legislative Yuan – Highschool Students
March 20th 2014, protestors occupied the Taiwan legislative yuan as part of the Sunflower Movement. This is the second video from a series of interviews with protestors who occupied the building.
The World is Your Ashtray
A short environmental documentary. One city block in Taipei, Taiwan. Monday to Friday.
SUNCHILD INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL FESTIVAL (2018) – Official Selection
I Have It Maid 快跑三十六小時
I Have it Maid is a documentary that talks with runaway domestic household workers from the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam to learn about the reasons and situations associated with their fleeing. The film then focuses on a specific case about a Filipina named Vicky, who after years of working 24/7 on call with almost no time off, decides to run away from her employer out of desperation. 關於「快跑三十六小時」： 本記錄片探討在台灣之菲律賓、印尼、越南籍看護勞工，其所處的工作環境以及 為何最後選擇逃避的方式解決工作問題。本片以採訪個案方式呈現，片中人物 Vicky，在台灣幾近全年無休地工作，因此最後選擇逃逸的方式面對其雇主。
TAIWAN INTERNATIONAL LABOR FILM FESTIVAL (2016, 2017) – Official Selection
TAIWAN CIVIL MOVEMENTS REFLECTED IN DOCUMENTARIES (2015) – Official Selection
SEEME MOBILE FILM FESTIVAL (2014) – Official Selection