The Taiwan Academy in New York will offer three film screenings this fall to examine different aspects of Taiwan's beauty - the aerial beauty of the island from above, the rich ecological diversity of its wetlands, and the uncorrupted human nature of those living on its offshore islets.
Using aerial shots of Taiwan's landscapes, "Beyond Beauty: Taiwan From Above (看見台灣)” highlights both the country's natural beauty and the damage done to its mountains, rivers, and oceans by natural disasters and human greed. The highest-grossing documentary in Taiwan's box office history will be shown in New York on Sept. 24.
"Bird Without Borders (返家八千里)” follows the endangered Black-Faced Spoonbills and their2,000-kilometer journey from winter refuge in Taiwan to breeding grounds on the Korean Peninsula. Witness how geopolitical tensions affect the rare birds on their annual migration at the Oct. 15 screening.
"Fishing Luck (等待飛魚),” the only feature film in the series, foretells a simple romance waiting to blossom on the picturesque Orchid Island. See how a native Tao aborigine named Behong helps city girl Zing reconnect with the simpler side of life on Nov. 19.
‘Fall 2015 Taiwan Film Series: Discovering Taiwan'