SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

Face to Face [正面迎擊] (with Q&A with Chung Chuan)

Chung Chuan
Director Chung Chuan

Date: 12 February 2014Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 12 February 2014Time: 10:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: KLT

Type of Event: Film


Chung Chuan was born in Taiwan in 1979. He began his career in advertising in China in 2000. He was an Associate Art Director of Ogilvy One Interactive and Art Director of Y&R Wunderman China. He has won advertising awards from the New York Festival and the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. In 2003, Chung Chuan began his studies in documentary at the Beijing Film School. He was the recipient of a 2005 scholarship from Taiwan’s Cloud Gate Dance Theatre and received his masters in 2006.
His 2006 film, “The Affair of Three Cities” was shot in Taipei, Beijing, and Tokyo. It was screened at the Taiwan International Documentary Festival. He was invited by China Central Newsreel & Documentary as a member of The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of 2008 Olympiad and worked on the official documentary, “Dream Weavers 2008”. In 2009, he completed “The Chai-Wan Matchup”.

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Face to Face [正面迎擊] with Q and A with Chung Chuan


繁華都市中的某個角落,有一群人熱血男兒,他們用痛證明自己活著。 這些來自各方的各行各業的男兒,為自己的無聊人生選擇了一個角色;他們站上摔角擂台,面對前方的敵人的攻擊,他們在生命邊緣假戲真做,他們選擇一種沒有退路,正面迎擊的氣魄,就是他們不凡的人生故事。
There are some ordinary men who come from all walks of life in the bustling city. They are trying to join the danger and exciting sport – “wrestling” – to prove they are still alive and unique for their own way –“pain”. They all choose the role for themselves and playing hard for show. When the enemy attacks, they are not afraid at all. These men risked their lives to try to provide excellent entertainment for the onlookers – the way that they can’t go back and only face by themselves. Their journey starts…

Face to Face

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Face to face (正面迎擊)

Although the event is open to the public and free to all it is recommended that you contact Niki Alsford ( if you plan to attend.

Organiser: Centre of Taiwan Studies

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Sponsor: The Understanding Taiwan through Film and Documentary Screening Series is supported by the Ministry of Culture’s Spotlight Taiwan Programme. Special Thanks to Dr. Samuel Yin for his generous support to the Spotlight Taiwan Programme.