SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

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

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Wei-Hua Chiang

Date: 13 February 2019Time: 6:00 PM

Finishes: 13 February 2019Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: KLT

Type of Event: Film Screening

導演簡歷

江偉華,1976年生於板橋市,受教育於東海大學美術系、台南藝術學院音像紀錄研究所。畢業後持續從事紀錄片製作與影像相關創作。紀錄作品多聚焦學生、青年世代相關文化。紀錄長片《廣場》獲2010南方影展最佳紀錄片、2012香港獨立電影節觀摩片。最新作品《街頭》入選第二十屆台北電影節競賽類與觀摩單元,並獲2018南方影展首獎。

Director’s Biography

Chiang Wei-Hua is a Taiwanese independent filmmaker. Chiang received his master degree in Documentary studies at Tainan National University of the Arts. Chiang's documentaries focus on Taiwanese youth cultures. The Right Thing 《廣場》(2010) awarded for the Best Doc-film at South Taiwan Film Festival. The Edge of Night《街頭》 (2018) was the selected competition film for the 2018 Taipei Film Festival and awarded for the Top Prize at South Taiwan Film Festiva

The Edge of Night

2018 / Taiwan / 124 mins / color / Mandarin

Traditional Chinese and English subtitles

故事大綱

五年前的冬天,勝涵與夥伴們在台北的自由廣場待了兩個月之後離開。那是一場始於對成年人怒吼,終於對成年人道歉,什麼訴求都沒有達成的社會運動。這一次,勝涵與夥伴們再也不想枯坐在立法院內。318運動的第六個夜晚,情勢膠著,他們與數千名群眾翻進了行政院,試圖升高對抗強度。等待他們的是警棍、盾牌、與鎮暴水車。接下來的十二小時,或者更久,他又一次被捲入那深黯漫長,被叫做運動傷害的漩渦。在這個台灣近代史上最大規模的社會運動裡,年輕社運者們對抗體制,同時進行著個人內在的鬥爭。這是遠離主流媒體,欠缺色彩與激情的另一個運動。這是關於離開廣場,走上街頭,在「成為大人」的模糊邊界上,通過失敗、選擇、確認自我樣貌的故事。天色從未光,我們只是逐漸習慣黑夜。

Five years ago, Sheng-Han and his friends left the Wild Strawberry Movement protest camp without achieving any goals. In the later Sunflower Student Movement, they refused to accept such a dead end again that they organized the Executive Yuan occupation. Unexpectedly, it resulted in the psychological trauma and self-reflection towards the movement. It is a coming-of-age story about young activists embedded in Taiwan’s largest ever social movement. They walked the line, walked in a self-consciousness process by experiencing the struggles, fears, and failures.

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Organiser: SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies

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