The Georgia Straight
Date: June 17th, 2015
By: Charlie Smith, Adrian Mack
For its ninth edition, the Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival wants to take you “Beyond Taiwan”—or
maybe over top of it. One of the highlights of this year’s mini-fest, which takes place at the Vancity Theatre from Friday to Sunday (June 19 to 21), is the 2013 documentary Beyond Beauty: Taiwan From Above. The film showcases the country’s stunning natural wonders juxtaposed with images of industrial development. Canadians might be reminded of the work of Edward Burtynsky.
Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival highlights environmental issues, loss, love, and a statue of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen
“A lot of money and time was spent on the documentary,” said William Chuang, director-general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Vancouver. He was joined at a media conference by festival partners from UBC Literature Etc. and the Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Society.
Chuang emphasized that the festival gives Vancouverites an opportunity to learn not only about Taiwan’s vibrant film industry, but also about its open and democratic society. [FULL STORY]