SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

Film Screening of Documentary - Almost Home: Taiwan and Q&A with Director Victoria Linchong

THIS EVENT IS ARCHIVED
Victoria Linchong
Victoria Linchong

Date: 12 February 2018Time: 6:30 PM

Finishes: 12 February 2018Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: KLT

Type of Event: Film

Synopsis

The Road to Democracy...The Road Back Home

ALMOST HOME: TAIWAN is a feature-length documentary that reveals the untold story of democracy in Taiwan through a family road-trip back home.
In the documentary, filmmaker Victoria Linchong returns to Taiwan with her family, searching for long-lost connections and becoming re-acquainted with the unique culture of the island and its wild beauty.

Bridging the deeply personal and globally political, Almost Home: Taiwan clarifies the controversies surrounding Taiwan, while introducing viewers to raucous night markets, aboriginal festivals, saint trees and kissing fish.

Almost Home: Taiwan

Speaker Bio

Victoria Linchong is a Taiwanese-American director, writer, actor, and producer working in both theater and film.

A New York City native, she began working in theater at the age of fourteen. Her early credits include several plays by James Purdy (including SUN OF THE SLEEPLESS with Laurence Fishburne), the world premiere of Tennessee Williams’ last short plays, and STOP THE WAR: A FESTIVAL FOR PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST, which won an OBIE Citation. As a teenage actress, she most notably was featured in Jeff Weiss' HOT KEYS at Naked Angels (Obie Citation).

More recently, Victoria directed and acted in PAPER ANGELS by Genny Lim, which won the 2010 Best of the San Francisco Fringe. She also conceived and directed BIG FLOWER EATER (Theater for the New City, 2013) and performed her one-person play DISPOSSESSED at HERE Arts Center.

Victoria's first short film, DOUBLE DEALING, was a finalist for the 72 Hour Film Shootout and screened at the Asian American International Film Festival. She currently is in post-production on the documentary ALMOST HOME: TAIWAN, which was accepted to the Visions du Réel Media Lab and Sheffield DocFest Videotheque.

Victoria is also an arts administrator who was Grants Manager at Theatre for a New Audience and Development Assistant at Film Forum. From 2005 to 2012, she was the Artistic Director of Direct Arts, an intercultural theater and film company.

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Organiser: Centre of Taiwan Studies

Contact email: lr27@soas.ac.uk