SOAS University of London

SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies 6th Annual Film Week

11 February 2019

The SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies is proud to host its 6th annual Film Week from the 11th to 13th of February 2019. This year we have a packed programme consisting of three documentary film screenings (including two European premieres), one Taiyu film screening and two talks. Themes include indigenous documentary film, social movement documentaries and restored Taiyu cinema. The schedule is listed below:

2019 film week 1

2019 film week 2


(1) 11/Feb/2019, 7PM-9PM, Russell Square: College Buildings, KLT

Dr Kerim Friedman, The Shifting Chronotopes of Indigeneity in Taiwanese Documentary Film

(2) 12/Feb/2019, 3PM-5PM, Paul Webley Wing (Senate House), SOAS Alumni Lecture Theatre (SALT)

Dr Kerim Friedman, Documentary Film Screening of "The Mountain" (靈山)

(3) 12/Feb/2019, 6PM-8.30PM, Russell Square: College Buildings, KLT

Prof Chris Berry (KCL), Lin Tuan-Qiu’s "May 13th, Night of Sorrow" (五月十三傷心夜) (1965): A Different Taiwanese-Language Film, and A Different Melodrama of Modernity

(4) 13/Feb/2019, 11AM-12.30PM, Russell Square: College Buildings, KLT

Dr Lin Ting-ying, Activism, Protest and Social Criticism in Contemporary Taiwan Cinema

(5) 13/Feb/2019, 2PM-5PM, Russell Square: College Buildings, KLT

Wei-Hua Chiang, Film Screening of "The Right Thing" (廣場) and Q&A with Director Chiang Wei-Hua

(6) 13/Feb/2019, 6PM-9PM, Russell Square: College Buildings, KLT

Wei-Hua Chiang, Film Screening of "The Edge of Night" (街頭) and Q&A with Director Chiang Wei-Hua

We are delighted to have Dr Kerim Friedman, Prof Chris Berry and Dr Lin Ting-ying share their insights and research on Taiwanese film, as well as answer questions from attendees. We will also welcome award-winning independent director Chiang Wei-Hua back to SOAS after his wonderful visits in 2013 and 2015 to discuss his works and experience, with a Q&A session after each film. Back in 2013 Chiang’s film screening of The Right Thing introduced us to Taiwan’s Wild Strawberry student movement. Six years later in his latest film, The Edge of Night, we will find out what happened to those activists afterwards.

All SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies Film Week programmes are free and open to any who would like to attend.

Please see Centre for Taiwan Studies Events page for a full list of upcoming events.