The film titled “The Winds of ShenAo Bay” stars famed Japanese actor Munetaka Aoki
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A tourism film portraying the Shen’ao Rail Bike along Taiwan’s northern coast won the Director’s Award at the Japan World’s Tourism Film Festival (JWTFF) on Thursday, New Taipei’s Tourism and Travel Department (TTD) said in a news release on Friday.
The film titled “The Winds of ShenAo Bay,” directed by Taiwan’s award-winning director Jay Chen (陳鈺杰) stars famed Japanese actor Munetaka Aoki (青木崇高).
(video taken from YouTube, courtesy of New Taipei Tour)
Film Director Chen, who went to Osaka, Japan to receive the award, said that he intended to portray the enduring human bonds forged by way of one traveler helping another, even though they are strangers to each other, the TTD said.
Since the release of the film two months ago, it has been viewed more than 18,000 times, and some viewers have left messages saying they must experience the Shen’ao Rail Bike themselves. [FULL STORY]