SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

Screening of Film: “62 Years and 6,500 Miles Between” with Q&A with Director Anita Chang

Anita Chang
Anita Chang

Date: 23 January 2014Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 23 January 2014Time: 10:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: DLT

Type of Event: Film

Director’s Biography

Anita Wen-Shin Chang is an independent filmmaker, educator and writer. Chang has taught documentary film and media studies in the San Francisco Bay Area, AAVAS in Kathmandu Nepal, the Motion Picture Department at National Taiwan University of Arts, and the Department of Indigenous Languages and Communication at National Dong Hwa University in Taiwan. Her Honours include grant awards from Creative Capital, Fulbright, San Francisco Arts Commission, National Geographic All Roads, and KQED Peter J. Owens Filmmaker program. She is currently pursuing a doctorate at University of California, Santa Cruz.
For more on Anita Chang's films see:

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Q and A with Director Anita Chang - Screening of 62 Years and 6,500 Miles Between


Synopsis of “62 Years and 6,500 Miles Between”

Amidst the political upheavals of a nation, the filmmaker navigates cultural, geographical and linguistic distances in search of wisdom and hope from her 100 year-old Taiwanese activist grandmother (Ama). 62 Years and 6,500 Miles Between reworks the documentary form with its own set of expectations, while investigating historical, social, and political phenomena. This film specifically examines how a postcolonial people negotiate the memory and translation essential to the reconstruction and ultimately reclamation of a personal and national history.

62 Years and 6,500 Miles Between

Although the event is open to the public and free to all it is recommended that you contact Niki Alsford ( if you plan to attend.

Organiser: Centre of Taiwan Studies

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Sponsor: The Understanding Taiwan through Film and Documentary Screening Series is supported by the Ministry of Culture’s Spotlight Taiwan Programme. Special Thanks to Dr. Samuel Yin for his generous support to the Spotlight Taiwan Programme.