Beyond Beauty. Taiwan From Above, 看見臺灣
Taiwan | Documentary | 2013
Director: Chi Po-Lin (齊柏林) †2017
Beyond Beauty documents Taiwan completely in aerial photography to underscore the need for environmental reforms. It is directed by aerial photographer Chi Po-lin and produced by Hou Hsiao-hsien, with narration by Wu Nien-jen. The music is composed by Ricky Ho, with three songs written and performed by Nolay Piho (Lin Ching-tai). The film opened on November 1, 2013 at 44 theaters in Taiwan, with Chinese and English subtitles. The film broke the Taiwan box office records for the largest opening weekend and the highest total gross of a locally produced documentary. The film was nominated for Best Documentary and Best Original Film Score at the 50th Golden Horse Awards, winning the best documentary category.
Let it be 無米樂
Taiwan | Documentary | 2004
Directors: Yen Lan-chuan (顏蘭權) & Juang Yi-tseng (莊益增)
This documentary records the lives of several old farmers (peasants) in Chheⁿ-liâu Village, Āu-piah (i.e., Houbi Township), Tainan County (now part of Tainan City). It generated discussion and debate in the Taiwanese civil society about the impact on agriculture due to its membership in the World Trade Organization.
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Event's Website: Beyond Beauty - Taiwan in the World