Travel show featuring Taiwanese folk belief nominated for Emmy

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/04/04
By: Wang Shu-fen and Emerson Li

Photo courtesy of the Tourism Bureau

Taipei, April 4 (CNA) A television travel show co-produced by Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau and the U.S. Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) about Taiwan’s Matsu islands and the sea goddess Matsu has been nominated for the 46th Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, the bureau announced Thursday.

The TV feature titled “Taiwan Matsu Festival and Islands” was nominated for “Outstanding Directing for a Single Camera Lifestyle, Culinary, Travel or Educational and Informational Program” in the prestigious awards, which will be presented in May.

“Taiwan Matsu Festival and Islands” is a co-production with the popular PBS travel show “Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope,” the Tourism Bureau said, adding that the nomination once again proves that Taiwan’s unique tourism features have the potential to shine on the global stage.

The U.S. production team visited Taiwan in 2017 to cover the Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage Procession. The team interviewed folklore professor Lin Mao-hsien (林茂賢) before proceeding to the Matsu islands to shoot the TV feature.    [FULL  STORY]

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