A Brief Analysis on the Construction of Subject Image in the Self-Documentary "Small Talk"


Taiwanese producer Huang Hui-chen pointed the camera at herself and her mother, trying to achieve the purpose of communication and reconciliation with her mother through the means of documentary. The difference from previous self-recorded images is that the conflicts of the subject construction in “Small Talk” is no longer limited to the aspects of “people with people”, “person with family”, “parents with children”, but it constructed a subject image of an ordinary family that is a collection of various social issues such as homosexuality, domestic violence, sexual assault, and aboriginal Taiwanese culture etc.