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Tag: video

Tears and transitional justice

I reviewed Tears (眼淚) last year after I saw it at the Golden Horse Film Festival. The movie is officially released in Taiwan today. The movie tells the story of Guo, an old policeman who employs some unethical policing methods and eventually has to face up to his past.
The movie is being widely discussed in [...]

Supreme Court repeals verdict in Smangus case

The Supreme Court last month ruled on the Smangus Beech Tree case sending the case back to the High Court for a reexamination. The news seems to have been almost ignored by Taiwan’s media, but Taiwan Indigenous Television provided some good reporting. In addition to embedding a video of the English news report from TITV [...]

Saturday in Ximending

On Saturday afternoon I headed to Ximending (西門町) to meet a friend and see what was happening. The place was abuzz with activity. One of the first things I spotted was this concert going on in the plaza beside the Red Theatre (紅樓). The plaza also has a lively market where young designers and artists [...]

ChthoniC takes it to the extreme

Taiwanese extreme metal group ChthoniC’s  (閃靈) new album Mirror of Retribution (十殿) was scheduled for release in Taiwan on 8 August. However, as Typhoon Morakot hit at the same time, the release was delayed for a few days and the autograph signing activities in Taipei, Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung were cancelled. ChthoniC have responded to [...]

Clare Wang is a winner!

Clare Wang (王秀毓) from Taiwan has won the wild card vote in The Best Job in the World, a tourism promotion activity by Tourism Queensland. She received a total of 151,676 votes, almost three times more than the second place getter.
Entrants in the contest had to produce a 60-second video explaining why they should [...]

Learning to fly

They are Flying (飛行少年) is a documentary directed by Huang Chia-chun (黃嘉俊) about a group of 30 boys from the Faith Hope Love Youth Academy (信望愛少年學園) in Hualian who ride around Taiwan on unicycles. 
Like Island Etude it highlights some of Taiwan's beautiful scenery in the journey around the island. However, the real story here is [...]