Taiwanese Film Night: "The Right Thing"

Taiwanese Film Night: "The Right Thing"

Sunday, 31 May 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Venue: 
Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College
Convenor: 
Feng-yi Chu
Series: 
Taiwan Studies Seminar Series

In November, 2008, the Chinese President of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits, Chen Yun-lin, visited Taiwan. It was a critical moment in history: this was the first official Chinese envoy to step on the island’s soil in 60 years. To ensure a warm welcome for the envoy, Ma’s administration of Taiwan strictly suppressed, with police force, the voices of people who dissented, or simply had doubt about the coming integration between Taiwan and China. This undemocratic measure aroused fury in a group of students, who gathered together via the Internet and held protests in the square of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei. In the course of the struggle, however, suspicion arises amongst members of the movement due to ideological differences and distrust … This is the documentary about these students, in their twenties, who dedicated themselves to activism, study, active citizenship, politics, passion and self-reflection.

 

Director's Bio

Chiang Wei-Hua was born in Banqiao, Taiwan, 1976. Chiang received his B.F.A. from the Department of Fine Arts, Tunhai University, and his Master degree from Graduate Institute of Sound and Image Studies in Documentary, Tainan National University of the Arts. He is now a freelance filmmaker. 

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