SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

Film Screening of Civil Disobedience and Q&A with Director Chen Yu-Ching

Film Screening of Civil Disobedience
Speaker: Director Chen Yu-Ching

Date: 12 February 2016Time: 6:30 PM

Finishes: 12 February 2016Time: 8:30 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: DLT

Type of Event: Film

Civil Disobedience


An ordinary person, in an ordinary society, was forced to disobedience and as a result she has endured much pain and suffering.

In November 2008, a storm called the “Red Martial Law” stunned the whole Taiwanese community who believed they were living in a “democratic county”. The arrival of the Chinese envoy, Chen Yunlin, sparked civil unrest - the national flag of Republic of China was confiscated, the voices of dissent were muted, the protesters were removed and President Ma became “You.”

As time passes, this collective memory has gradually faded from the public’s mind. The ruling party has become more and more powerful and democracy is increasingly threatened. However, there is still a group of people engaged in legal action, civic education and social movements who keep fighting to resist the fall of democracy, fighting for the right to protest, fighting for the right to civil disobedience!

This documentary, Civil Disobedience, records the events of civil unrest following the “Red Martial Law” in 2008. It tells the story of the abuses suffered by civilians in the hands of the authorities, of how state power has rapidly advanced to undermine civic rights and it investigates the problems of being educated to be “obedient.”

Taiwan |2013Colour 51min  Trailer






台灣 |2013|彩色|片長51min   預告片連結

Director's Bio

Chen Yu-Ching

Chen Yu-Ching was born in 1975, and studied film production at CinéCréatis, Nantes, France. Her work focuses on human rights, human condition and environmental issues, and she would like to use aesthetics, words, images and various media to make the world a better place. She is a freelance film maker.

陳育青,1975年生,於法國南特CINECREATIS電影學院研修電影製作。主要關懷和創作方向為人權、人的處境、環境問題,希望以美學、文字、影像與各種媒材來實踐理想,現為自由影像工作者 。

Her Works and Awards

Drama films

2008 "My human rights journey"


2006 "Le Festival de Saikang" produced by the Council for Cultural affairs , Taiwan

2010 “Uncle Chung”

With This Film Film Festival Attended and Awards Granted

2014 Taipei Film Festival

2014 Taiwan International Documentary Festival, Grand Prize of Taiwanese Competition.

2014 Taiwan Social Justice Award.

2014 Amnesty International Hong Kong Human Rights Documentary Film Festival.

2015 Golden Harvest Awards, Grand Prize.

2015 Festival du Cinema du Reel, Hors les Murs



2008 《我的人權之旅》


2006 《西港丙戌香科》

2010 《漂泊.落地.生根張志群》

本片參展 / 獲獎紀錄

 2014 台北電影節入圍

2014 台灣國際紀錄片影展 台灣獎首獎

2014 台灣社會公益影展

2014 香港國際特赦組織人權紀錄片電影節


2015年 金穗獎首獎

2015 巴黎真實影展


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