"Documentary Views of Taiwan": A Taiwan Documentary Film Festival and Symposium at Columbia

紀錄片下的臺灣: 哥倫比亞大學臺灣紀錄片展暨研討會

October 11-12, 2013


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Columbia University Libraries, School of the Arts, Film Studies M.A. Program, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and Weatherhead East Asian Institute and Asia-Pacific Development Society, in partnership with Ministry of Culture, Republic of China, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office present: "Documentary Views of Taiwan": A Taiwan Documentary Film Festival and Symposium at Columbia, October 11-12, 2013.

Oct. 11 (Friday), 2013

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Film Screening
(Open to public; Registration)

 

Location: Lifetime Screening Room, 511 Dodge Hall
Title: Ebb and flow 退潮 (2010)
Director: Ke Chin-Yuan 柯金源
Running time:
60 min.
Languages: In Mandarin Chinese; with English subtitles.
Synopsis
: A documentary about the traditional life style and natural environment of the fishermen living in the middle-west coaster of Taiwan.
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Film Screening
(Open to public; Registration)
Location: Lifetime Screening Room, 511 Dodge Hall
Title: Song of the forest 森之歌: 台灣土地上美妙的歌詠 (2010)
Director: Ke Chin-Yuan 柯金源
Running time:
60 min.
Languages
: In Mandarin with English subtitles
Synopsis
: A documentary shows the beauty of the forest ecosystem and its history of preservation and damage in Taiwan.

4:00-4:10 p.m.

Break

4:10-5:00 p.m.
Panel
(Open to public; Registration)
Panel Discussion with The Film Director

Location
: Lifetime Screening Room, 511 Dodge Hall
Film Director: Ke Chin-Yuan 柯金源
Panelists:
Jane Gaines (Lead), Guo-Juin Hong, Ru-Shou Robert Chen, Tse-lan Sang, and Shi-Yan Chao, and Murray A. Rubinsein
5:30-7:30 p.m.
(Invitation only)
Opening Reception and Ceremony of Donation of of Chorographical Materials to Columbia University

Location
: Starr East Asian Library Reading Room, Kent Hall

Remarks
by:
Damon E. Jaggars, Associate University Librarian for Collections and Services, Columbia University
Susan Yu, Director, The Taipei Cultural Center of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York
Jane Gaines, Professor of Film, Film Division, School of the Arts
Haruo Shirane, Chair of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Myron Cohen, Director of Weatherhead East Asian Institute

Oct. 12 (Saturday), 2013

9:30-10:10 a.m.
(Open to public; Registration)

Lecture by Prof. Guo-Juin Hong, Duke University

Title:
Voices and Their Dis/Content in Taiwan Documentary
Location
: Lifetime Screening Room, 511 Dodge Hall
Introducer:
Prof. Jane Gaines

10:10-10:50 a.m.
(Open to public; Registration)

Lecture by Prof. Ru-Shou Robert Chen, National Chengchi University

Title:
From Social Activism to Eco Activism: Current Situation of Taiwan Documentary
Location: Lifetime Screening Room, 511 Dodge Hall
Introducer: Prof. Nico Baumbach

10:50-11:10 a.m.

Q&A

11:10 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Film Screening
(Open to public; Registration)

 

Location: Lifetime Screening Room, 511 Dodge Hall
Title: The gangsters' God: a documentary about Taiwan's underworld 炸神明: 一部道上兄弟的紀錄片 (2006)
Director: Ho Chao-ti 賀照緹
Running time
: 49 min.
Languages
: In Mandarin with English subtitles.
Synopsis
: Each year at Lantern Festival in eastern Taiwan, a ritual takes place in which men stand on a sacred palanquin dressed in nothing but red shorts, while people pound their bodies with firecrackers that singe their skin. For the duration of the ritual, these men are believed to be invested with the spirit of the god Handan. The ritual known as the Scorching of Handan has become a major event in recent years. The people who take part have always been shrouded in mystery and rumored to be members of the gangsters' underworld. Filmed over the course of 22 months, [the film] takes the viewer right into the local underworld community of Taitung, and follows a chapter in the dramatic lives of four “Brothers”.

12:00-1:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:30-2:10 p.m.
(Open to public; Registration)

Lecture by Prof. Tze-lan Deborah Sang, Michigan State University

Title: Globalization Through Taiwanese Women's Documentary Lens: The Case of Ho Chao-ti
Location: Lifetime Screening Room, 511 Dodge Hall
Introducer: Prof. Myron Cohen.

2:10-2:50 p.m.
(Open to public; Registration)

Lecture by Dr. Shi-Yan Chao, INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University

Title: Taiwan Documentary, Transnational Perspective
Location:
Lifetime Screening Room, 511 Dodge Hall
Introducer: Prof. Murray Rubinstein.

2:50-3:20 p.m.

Q&A

3:20-3:30 p.m.

Break

3:30-4:50 p.m.
Film Screening
(Open to public; Registration)

 

Location: Lifetime Screening Room, 511 Dodge Hall
Title: Sock’n Roll 台灣黑狗兄 (2013)
Director
: Ho Chao-ti 賀照緹
Running time
: 78 min.
Languages
: In Taiwanese dialect and some Mandarin Chinese, with Chinese and English subtitles.
Synopsis: A documentary looks at the predicament faced by Taiwan’s small enterprises through the story of a sock town in rapid decline.

4:50-5:40 p.m.
(Open to public; Registration)

Panel Discussion with The Film Director

Location: Lifetime Screening Room, 511 Dodge Hall
Film Director: Ho Chao-ti 賀照緹
Panelists
:  Guo-Juin Hong (Lead), Jane Gaines, Ru-Shou Robert Chen, Tze-lan Deborah Sang, and Shi-yan Chao