SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

Online Film Screening: "The Age of Awakening 前進" (3-Day Screening)

Date: 21 June 2021Time: 12:00 AM

Finishes: 23 June 2021Time: 11:59 PM

Venue: Virtual Event

Type of Event: Film Screening

*We kindly ask that you register to view this film through Eventbrite.

Once registered, links to view this film will be sent out and available from 12AM BST Monday 21st June until 11:59PM BST Wednesday 23rd June.

The Age of Awakening 1

Synopsis

This film re-examines major environmental movements and events in Taiwan from the 1980s to 2018, including the protest against LCY Chemical Corp in Hsinchu, anti-DuPont movement in Lukang, movement against the expansion of petrochemical industry, anti-nuclear and anti-air pollution protests. It is a compilation of over 30 years of documentary footage and interviews of those who took part in the protests.

The Age of Awakening 2

Director Ke Chin-yuan 

Ke Chin-Yuan Profile

Director Ke Chin-yuan began filmmaking back in 1980 and produced a continuous record of Taiwan’s natural landscape. After joining the News Department of Taiwan Public Television Service (PTS), he worked on the environmental news programme Our Island, producing films on a range of issues, from coastal damage, forest conservation, to environmental hazards. Between 2007 and 2009, he travelled to the Arctic Circle, Antarctica and Mount Everest to record environmental issues related to climate change, and to film the current situation on glacial retreat.

Organiser: SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies

Contact email: df2@soas.ac.uk