Taiwan, chosen portraits

Jean-Robert Thomann
2004, 78'

From time to time, we heard about Taiwan in European medias the difficult relationship with China, the frigates affair, the famous “Made in Taiwan”… but we don’t know much about this distant island.

Populated by different successive forced migration waves, Taiwan is crossbreeding country today where identity matter is in the middle of the social and political discussions.

By following three people issued from different communities, the film approaches the complex history history of this island which beside the economical miracle, tries to find its place in front of the big continental China.

The film has been shot during presidential elections in March 2004 while Chen Shui Bian has been re-elected, a strong defender of a Taiwanese identity separate from China.

FestivalsBroadcastingCrewProductionTechnical informations

• Festival International du Film d’Amiens

• Regards sur le Cinéma du Sud de Rouen

• Festival du Film Asiatique de Tours

Cityzen TV, Télé Paese

Photography, sound and editing : Jean-Robert Thomann

Produced by Acrobates Films with the support of the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC), the Procirep, the Angoa and Cityzen TV.

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