Date: Jun 26, 2015
By: Ho Yi / Staff reporter
Once a squatter community inhabited primarily by war veterans who retreated to
Taiwan with the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), Treasure Hill (寶藏巖) has witnessed the city’s transformation while undergoing a metamorphosis itself to become what it is today: an artist village and youth clubhouse frequented by camera-wielding visitors.
Bearing its history in mind, there is probably no better place to hold the Treasure Hill Film Festival: Mirage — Urban and Architecture (海市蜃樓 — 城市與建築專題影展), an outdoor event that aims to explore the relation between urban inhabitants and the environment through cinema.
Co-organized by Treasure Hill Artist Village (寶藏巖國際藝術村) and Taiwan Film institute (國家電影中心), the mini-festival opens today with a lineup of 10 films from Taiwan, Hong Kong and China and runs through August 15. [FULL STORY]