29th SGIFF: Focus Panel | Reimagining Identities in Taiwanese Docu-Memories
In partnership with the Taiwan Film Institute and Taiwan Docs
Accompanying the film selection from SGIFF’s Focus on Taiwanese Documentary Cinema, this in-depth discussion will delve into how Taiwanese documentary filmmakers broach the collective histories of a nation through representations of personal experiences. The distinguished panel of speakers will share their insights on the distinct Taiwanese ‘voice’, along with the thematic concerns that present themselves in these docu-memories.
(From left to right: Wood Lin, Ho Chao-ti, Wu Yao-tung)
Wood Lin is a film critic and film festival organiser. Since receiving his Master’s degree from the National University of the Arts, he has published a book on Taiwan’s documentary history. He is currently the Executive Director of Taiwan Documentary Filmmakers’ Union, and the Program Director of Taiwan International Documentary Festival.
Ho Chao-ti is an independent filmmaker and the production director of CNEX Taipei, a non-profit platform for Chinese documentary-making. Ho worked as a reporter for the Independence Evening Post and PTS News before trying her hand at documentary filmmaking. She is the first Taiwanese director to receive a Sundance Institute grant.
Wu Yao-tung is a graduate of Fu Jen Catholic University and Tainan National University of the Arts, and has been making documentaries since 1996. He is best known for his seminal 1998 work, Swimming on the Highway, which won the Ogawa Shinsuke Prize at the 1999 Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival.
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