Short film event to spotlight legendary writers

Taiwan Today
Date: December 2, 2015

A series of seven documentaries highlighting the life experiences and works of legendary

Taiwan novelist Pai Hsien-yung is interviewed for a documentary in “The Inspired Island—Series of Eminent Writers from Taiwan,” which will be screened in western Taiwan cities beginning Dec. 18. (Courtesy of Fisfisa Media)

Taiwan novelist Pai Hsien-yung is interviewed for a documentary in “The Inspired Island—Series of Eminent Writers from Taiwan,” which will be screened in western Taiwan cities beginning Dec. 18. (Courtesy of Fisfisa Media)

writers from Taiwan and Hong Kong will be shown in Taipei, Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung Cities, with the first screening Dec. 18 at the Ambassador Theater in Taipei.

Organized by Taipei City-based Fisfisa Media, the second edition of “The Inspired Island—Series of Eminent Writers from Taiwan” features short films about seven authors, namely Pai Hsien-yung, Lin Wen-yueh, Lo Fu and Ya Hsien from Taiwan, as well as Lau Yee-cheung, Xi Xi and Yasi of Hong Kong.

“The first edition of the event in 2011, which profiled only local writers, proved widely popular at home as well as in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and mainland China, successfully promoting the richness of Taiwan literature in these areas,” a Fisfisa Media staffer said. “The shorts also helped generate interest in classic works among younger generations.

“We therefore decided to add films about Hong Kong-based novelists to the series this year in hopes of spreading awareness of the region’s vibrant and diverse literary cultures.”     [FULL  STORY]

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