SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

Documentary Film Screening of "Taiwan, Province of China" (不曾消失的台灣省) and Q&A with Fu Yue

THIS EVENT IS ARCHIVED
Fu Yue (傅榆)

Date: 20 June 2019Time: 10:00 AM

Finishes: 20 June 2019Time: 12:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: KLT

Type of Event: Summer School

As this event is part of our SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies Summer School, we kindly ask that you register to attend

Taiwan Province of China 1

Synopsis

身為一個「非本省」家庭長大的小孩,我其實本來對「台灣」是不存在認同感的。在「台灣省」這個名詞似乎即將成為歷史的現在,卻想藉這部短片重新從省籍的角度來爬梳自己的過去,因為,這是我理解台灣的過程,也是期待未來能被台灣理解的機會。傅榆:「因為這個機會,我才發覺我從來沒有認真思考過,自己到底為什麼會這麼執著『台灣政治認同』這個主題?我原本以為那單純只是因為我是個政治狂熱者,但在這次,透過好好爬梳自己內心最脆弱的一塊,並讓這個自己與過去的老影像對話,才發現,我所執著的一切,原來似乎都只是因為最初受過的傷。這或許只是自溺的、自我療癒的一段過程,但我仍期待,它也能與現在的台灣,這個我始終想要全心融入,卻也始終矛盾尷尬地,需要一次次重新尋找自我價值的地方,產生對話。」

As someone who grew up in a family that wasn’t originally from Taiwan, I didn’t identify with ‘Taiwan’ at first. With the term ‘Taiwan Province’ now consigned to the dustbin of history, I aim to review my past from the vantage point of one’s ‘province of origin’. FU Yue: ‘Why am I so obsessed with the issue of Taiwanese political identity? I realise I had never given this much thought. Initially I thought this was only because I’m fanatic when it comes to politics, but given this chance…to work with archival footage, I’ve discovered that I’ve been so obsessed only because I was hurt in the past. This may be a self-indulgent, self-cathartic process, but I still hope this can bring forth dialogue with present-day Taiwan.’

Speaker Biography

Fu Yue Profile

Born in Taipei, 1982.  Fu Yue graduated from Institute of Sound and Image Studies of Tainan National University of Arts in 2008, now worked in documentary film production. She mainly explore young people’s ideals and attitudes towards Taiwan’s political and economic landscape. Her films have received several awards at the youth film festival in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. "Dialogue between Blue and Green" won the Best Documentary at the 2013 First International Film Festival Xining. "A Perfect Crash " won the Best Short Documentary at the 2016 Hong Kong Chinese Documentary Festival. "Our Youth In Taiwan " won the Best Documentary at the 2018 Taipei Golden Hourse Awards and Taipei Film Awards.

Organiser: SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies

Contact email: ml156@soas.ac.uk