The China Post
Date: June 11, 2017
By Christie Chen, CNA Sunday,
TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Chinese names of the filmmaker Chi Po-lin (齊柏林) and his
award-winning documentary “Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above” (看見台灣) were displayed on the Taipei 101 Tower on Sunday, June 11, as Taiwan marked the passing the filmmaker who died in a helicopter crash in Hualien on Saturday.
Chi 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”, which became the highest grossing documentary in Taiwan’s history. [FULL STORY]