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



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



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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