The Road Foward

Films 2022 TAIWANfest Vancouver The Road Forward

The Road Foward 8:00 – 9:30 pm | Sep 3rd Outdoor Stage | šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square North of the Vancouver Art Gallery The Road Forward, a musical documentary by Marie Clements, connects a pivotal moment in Canada’s civil rights history—the beginnings of Indian Nationalism in the 1930s—with the powerful momentum of First Nations activism today. … Read more

Boluomi

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Boluomi 8:00 – 9:30 pm | Sep 3rd Outdoor Stage | šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square North of the Vancouver Art Gallery Over the decades, the Malayan Communist Party fought a guerrilla war in the jungle for independence.When a baby was born during the war, they sent it out of the jungle to ensure its survival. Boluomi … Read more

《AriAri》《Ita》

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《AriAri》&《Ita》 8:00 – 9:30 pm | Sep 3rd Outdoor Stage | šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square North of the Vancouver Art Gallery Watan Tusi, a choreographer from the Truku ethnic group in Taiwan, and Eko Supriyanto, an Indonesian choreographer, present a cultural exchange through two dance works, deconstructing different body languages and textures and examining contemporary diasporas … Read more

Squid Jigging Fishing Boat

14 Flim 2022 TAIWANfest Vancouver Squid Jigging Fishing Boat

Squid Jigging Fishing Boat 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Sep 4th šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square  North of the Vancouver Art Gallery Every December to January, almost a hundred squid jigging fishing boats from Chienchen Fishing Harbor in Kaohsiung will sail from East 120 to West 60 to work at the Falkland Islands in the South … Read more

Insomniac Nights and an Aesthetics of Passivity

Hope Talk 2022 TAIWANfest Vancouver Elizabeth Wijaya

Insomniac Nights and an Aesthetics of Passivity: On Tsai Ming-liang’s Walker Series 8:00 – 9:30 pm | Sep 3rd Outdoor Stage | šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square North of the Vancouver Art Gallery Tsai Ming-liang’s eight-part Walker series (2012–2018) traverses performance art and film, internet video, and film festival-oriented cinema, held together by the itinerant figure of … Read more

A Time to Swim

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A Time To Swim 8:00 – 9:30 pm | Sep 3rd Outdoor Stage | šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square North of the Vancouver Art Gallery In the suburbs of Montreal, Mutang Urud is a family man. But in Malaysia, he was a voice of resistance for the Indigenous peoples of Sarawak. A Time to Swim follows Mutang … Read more

Nothing But Culture

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Nothing But Culture 8:00 – 9:30 pm | Sep 3rd Outdoor Stage | šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square North of the Vancouver Art Gallery Economy and technology can improve the standard of living momentarily, but only culture and art can build up national identity and confidence—a distinct phenomenon especially observed in an immigrant society.  When immigrants leave … 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. The city suffered heavy casualties during the 228 Incident, in which civilians were violently suppressed by the government. The film shows how each individual is surviving and preserving their memories through the different … Read more

Let Taiwan Be Taiwan

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Let Taiwan Be Taiwan 8:00 – 9:30 pm | Sep 3rd Outdoor Stage | šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square North of the Vancouver Art Gallery Activist Musician Illustration Artist Activist Musician Illustration Artist On the streets of Taipei, one lone Japanese man among a crowd of Taiwanese patriots proudly voices his support for Taiwan as a sovereign … Read more

Taiwanese Social Activism in Indonesia

Hope Talk 2022 TAIWANfest Vancouver Eden Liu Banner

Taiwanese Social Activism in Indonesia Virtual Hope Talk Video Available on Sep 3rd In its history, the city of Semarang in Indonesia was visited by the famed mariner, diplomat, and court eunuch Zheng He during China’s early Ming dynasty. The city later became one of the most important colonial ports for the Dutch East India … Read more