Taiwanese Social Activism in Indonesia

Hope Talk 2022 TAIWANfest Vancouver Eden Liu Banner

Taiwanese Social Activism in Indonesia Virtual Hope Talk VideoAvailable on Sep 3rd Semarang is named after Zheng He, who was a mariner, diplomat, and court eunuch during China’s early Ming dynasty. Meanwhile, it was the world’s largest extant colonial building complex constructed by the Dutch East India Company. Eden has started up a social enterprise … Read more

Independently Funny

Performance 2022 TAIWANfest Vancouver Independently Funny_Ed Hill

Independently Funny ED HILL ft. HECTOR RIVAS 8:00 – 9:15 pm | Sep 4thAnnex  Comedy, in its various forms, has always been an honest reflection of the world around us and of ourselves.  Join award-winning stand-up comedian Ed Hill, with his opener, Hector Rivas, for an evening of laughter as they explore the humorous side … Read more

《AriAri》《Ita》

Artist Talk 2022 TAIWANfest Vancouver Ita AriAri

《AriAri》《Ita》 Virtual Artist Talk VideoAvailable on Sep 3rd Watan Tusi, a choreographer from the Truku ethnic group in Taiwan, and Eko Supriyanto, an Indonesian choreographer, present a cultural exchange through the two dance works, deconstructing different body languages and textures and examining contemporary diaspora and bonding.  Eko Supriyanto’s AriAri draws on the Javanese philosophy. Originally … Read more

Taste of Wild Tomato

Film 2022 TAIWANfest Vancouver Taste of Wild Tomato

Taste of Wild Tomato 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm | Sep 3rdAnnex Kaohsiung served as an important military base under Japanese rule. It suffered heavy casualties during the 228 Incident, in which civilians were violently suppressed. The film shows how each individual is surviving and sustaining their memories through the different eras of oppression. To … Read more

Kanatal

Performance 2022 TAIWANfest Vancouver KANATAL

Peace Kanatal 8:00 – 9:30 pm | Sep 3rdšxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk SquareNorth of the Vancouver Art Gallery From growing up in the city to rediscovering their roots: a musical journey. Four Indigenous musicians return to their tribes to learn their mother tongues, learn the migratory stories of their peoples, trying to find the missing histories of … Read more

2021

2021

History 2021 Re-Think Asia Culture is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group.  A stereotype is a standardized mental picture that is held in common towards members of a group and that represents an oversimplified opinion, prejudiced attitude, or uncritical judgment.  … Read more

2020

2020

History 2020 The Survived Civilizations progressed because people learned from the misdeeds of the past. What went wrong? Is our world a better or safer place today than pre-COVID-19? What went wrong? What does it mean to have survived the pandemic? Do we have the answers or are we still looking for answers? When the … Read more

2019

2019

History 2019 RIDING THE WAVES WITH VIETNAM Survival for many is an act of courage; to live is to find meanings in the suffering. When people are displaced and lives are detoured, the tenacity one demonstrates to survive is the essence of beauty. Painters, musicians, poets and artists love to capture this quality in people … Read more

2018

2018

History 2018 FÊTE WITH THE PHILIPPINES What does it mean to be culturally diverse? What does it mean to be part of any one community? What defines who you are or what your community is? Does the community define Chinatown or does Chinatown define Chinese? Out of convenience in the globally interconnected conditions of today, … Read more

2017

2017

History 2017 KANPAI, JAPAN! The festive staple of toasting is ubiquitous and nearly every culture has its own variation on this gesture of goodwill. Whether it is the French “Santé”, German “Prost”, Scandinavian “Skål” or others, toasting and merrymaking go hand in hand. But at that split second when the glasses clink, a solitary sound … Read more