Documentary on Taiwan democracy activists resonates with Thai viewers

Focus Taiwan
Date: 12/13/2020
By: Lu Hsin-hui and Chiang Yi-ching

Thida Plitpholkarnpim. CNA photo Dec. 13, 2020

Bangkok, Dec. 13 (CNA) A documentary about two Taiwanese democracy activists was an unexpected hit at the Taiwan Documentary Film Festival in Thailand, most likely because of the ongoing protests here, one of the organizers of the festival told CNA recently.

The film festival, held in early November, was organized by Taiwan's Ministry of Culture, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Thailand, and the Documentary Club, which was founded by Thai magazine editor Thida Plitpholkarnpim.

Among the films screened at the festival was "The Price of Democracy," by Taiwanese director Liao Jian-hua (廖建華), a 2019 documentary about two democracy activists in Taiwan who have faded into obscurity.

The documentary was an unexpected hit with Thai viewers at the festival, most likely because of the ongoing student-led protests in Thailand that have prompted a greater interest in politics, Plitpholkarnpim told CNA in an interview.   [FULL  STORY]

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