By: William Yen
As of 10 p.m. Tuesday, a total of NT$24,479,560 has been raised by 6,633 people since the fundraiser started on Aug. 5, for the "Taiwan 400 Years Film Series," the website showed. The first phase of the campaign, which runs until Oct. 10, is aimed at raising NT$100 million.
The fundraiser has received support from Taiwanese and people from overseas, said acclaimed Taiwanese filmmaker Wei Te-sheng (魏德聖), who directed the popular two-part epic film "Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale," based on the 1930 Wushe Incident in central Taiwan.
Many people have left messages in support of the film, according to the campaign's website.