INTERVIEW: German Filmmaker Documenting ‘Metal Politics’ in Taiwan

‘It’s exciting for me to be part of a historical process. That’s what our job is for. We are documenting history.’

The News Lens
Date: 2016/12/06
By: Olivia Yang

“I’m always very interested in extraordinary personalities that have an impact on society.”

Photo Credit: Olivia Yang/The News Lens

Photo Credit: Olivia Yang/The News Lens

Marco Wilms is nestled comfortably in an old sofa and dressed in black from head to toe when he meets with The News Lens International in his Taipei office-cum-apartment.

The Berlin-born film director was in Taiwan screening his 2014 documentary on the Arab Spring, “Art War,” in the 2016 Urban Nomad Film Festival this March when he first heard of the name “Freddy Lim (林昶佐).”

“I think I went to see him in the parliament the next day,” says Wilms.

Lim, an internationally renowned lead singer for heavy metal band Chthonic, is also a civic activist and member of the New Power Party (NPP). Along with four other NPP members, Lim was elected as a legislator in Taiwan’s January general elections for a four-year term.    [FULL  STORY]

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