In documenting Taiwan, filmmaker makes ultimate sacrifice

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/06/11
By Christie Chen, CNA Staff Reporter

Filmmaker Chi Po-lin (齊柏林) gave up many things to pursue his dream of documenting Taiwan through aerial photography.

He mortgaged his house, borrowed money from friends and quit his job as a civil servant at the age of 47 — just three years before qualifying for a lifetime pension — all to make his 2013 documentary “Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above” (看見台灣), which became the highest grossing documentary in Taiwan’s history.

On June 10, the acclaimed 52-year-old director gave up his life doing what he loved most — shooting images of his homeland from a helicopter.    [FULL  STORY]

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