Taiwan : Chosen Portraits
by Jean-Robert Thomann

Sporadically, we hear of Taiwan in media: China’s anger at the island, the frigate affair… Besides these few elements, most Europeans cannot characterize the island in any way other than the formula methodically engraved into common memory: ‘Made in Taiwan’. Populated after waves of forced migration, Taiwan today is a half-breed country where the question of identity is at the heart of social and political debate. Through portraits of three people from different communities on the island, the film tells the complex story of this land, which, beyond its economic miracle, tries to find its place and its identity when faced with Continental China.

Documentary – 78’ – 2004
Director : Jean-Robert Thomann

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