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ISSUE #558
With support from the Ministry of Culture, the "Taiwan Film Series: Political Violence, Historical Trauma" will take place online from Mar. 7 through 19, featuring two documentaries, one feature-length film, and one short that revolve around the theme of violence, trauma, and memories.
With the facilitation of Taiwan Cultural Center in Paris, Taiwan's contemporary dance company B.DANCE will return to the international stage with 22 performances in four European countries from Feb. 22 to Apr. 14. B.DANCE will be presenting three of their works from different periods, including "Floating Flowers," "Rage" and "Timeless."
For the first time, the Ministry of Culture leveraged an OTT platform to broadcast high-quality Taiwanese films in India, encouraging Indian audiences to learn about Taiwan through films and increase their interest in Taiwan. The selected films will demonstrate the diversity and richness in the culture of Taiwan.
Ministry Updates
MOC mourns the passing of Taiwanese actor Tang Chuan
Taiwanese veteran actor Tang Chuan passed away on Mar. 13 at the age of 69. He dedicated his life to the audio-visual industry and actively promoted the development of Taiwan's Hakka culture. Minister of Culture Lee Yung-te expressed his condolences upon hearing the news and will propose awarding a presidential citation posthumously.
In a collaboration between the Cultural Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Sydney and the Biennale of Sydney, Taiwanese indigenous artist Aluaiy Kaumakan will display her latest large-scale installation art "Semasipu – Remembering Our Intimacies" at the 23rd Biennale of Sydney until June 13.
2022 Taiwan Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition kicks off
"2022 Taiwan Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition," featuring works by 47 members of the Taiwan Academy of Fine Arts, will be held at the National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall on March 12 through 21. Culture Minister Lee Yung-te stated that the Ministry will provide full support to the Taiwan Academy of Fine Arts.
Cultural Features
Wu Shih-hung is an illustrator, video director, and comic artist who has produced animated content covering Taiwanese culture, documentaries, and animated children’s series. In 2021, he adapted Yang Mu’s autobiographical essay “Storms over Hills and Ocean” into a comic of the same name, winning first prize in the Belgian Prix Raymond Leblanc. With this, Wu also became the first non-European to take the honor.
Comic Artist | Wu Shih-hung
Tainan Film Studio, located in Tainan, started its life originally as a sugar factory and ceased operations in 1994. It sat idle until 2018, when PTS' flagship drama "Seqalu: Formosa 1867" led to a three-way partnership between the Ministry of Culture, the Tainan City Government, and the Taiwan Sugar Corporation to recreate the site, with the hope of making it a hub for Taiwan's film and television industry.
Tainan Film Studio
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