Film Screening of Unfinished Progress 建設未完成 & Q&A with Director Show-tsai Lin 林謙勇 and Lead Figure Wang Chung-ming 王鐘銘
THIS EVENT IS ARCHIVED
Director Show-tsai Lin and Wang Chung-ming
Date: 7 July 2020Time: 11:30 AM
Finishes: 7 July 2020Time: 4:00 PM
Venue: Virtual Event
Type of Event: Summer School
Film Screening: 11:30 AM-13:30 PM
Q&A Session: 14:00 PM-16:00 PM
As part of the 2020 SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies Summer School, we kindly ask that you register to attend.
As well as 7-day online viewing prior to the Q&A session, this film will be live-streamed. If you selected to view this film when filling out the registration form you will receive a link to access online viewing in early July.
This event will be held online through Blackboard Collaborate.
*Please be aware that all Summer School event times follow British Summer Time (BST)
Giraffe-like construction cranes are avid eaters. They forage around in the woods and fields for their feeds: the collective longing for development and prosperity. As they crane their necks longer, they make the fantasy of progress more alluring. And that is what Chung-Ming Wang steps forward to fight. Left his stable life behind, he devoted himself into local environmentalism in his hometown Tamsui(Danshui), tried to keep it distant from developmentalism that Taipei had been suffered for long. Few years later, he decided to change his way of political participation. This documentary film depicts his third attempt to run in the City Council Election in 2014, including the difficulties and conflicts he encounters and the diverse imaginations toward progress. The film also tries to brings up an important question: do we need more edifices in our city, or we need to find a way to edify ourselves?
Words from the Director
I'm now the same age as people I had admired were. It is the age when one of my exes published her first novel. It is the age where they reached one step earlier before I did. And It is also the age where has caged a growling tiger.
Passing that stage, only tougher battles awaits.
I wish I could work a little harder when facing them.
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