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Taiwan

“Change” teaches us how construction and environmentalism can coexist

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This documentary follows a unique eco-education program initiated by Taiwan's construction industry.

Why anyone who cares about Taiwan should watch “A City of Sadness”

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"A City of Sadness" is not only one of Taiwan's most renowned films, but also a great way to learn about the island.

Three Taiwanese films to screen at 2017 Berlin International Film Festival

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Three Taiwanese films will be screened at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival (the Berlinale) in February 2017.

Review: Ace of Sales (Taiwan, 2016)

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A haphazard Taiwanese comedy about a TV shopping presenter played by model Bianca Bai.

Review: Girlfriend, Boyfriend (Taiwan, 2012)

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Girlfriend, Boyfriend is a coming of age romance (with a unique twist) set amidst Taiwan's democratization.

Review: 52Hz I Love You (Taiwan, 2017)

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Director Wei Te-sheng's 52 Hz I Love You is a rare Chinese-language musical movie that highlights Taiwan's vibrance and modernity.

Wei Te-sheng’s newest movie “52Hz, I love you” premiering across North America

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From Oct 29 to Nov 21, 2016, renowned Taiwanese director Wei Te-sheng's newest film "52Hz, I love you" will screen across 50+ North American locations.

Review: Formosa Mambo (Taiwan, 2011)

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In recent years, a rather distinctive annoyance has plagued Taiwanese society: phone scammers. While phone scammers exist in other countries like the US (ever received...

Review: Sashimi (Taiwan, 2015)

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Thanks to 50 years of relatively benign colonial rule contrasted against 40 years of Nationalist martial law, Taiwan has a lasting cultural and historical affinity...

Review: Dream Flight (Taiwan, 2014)

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Our newest contributor Jordan Li discusses Dream Flight, the first Taiwanese film ever to feature the Taiwanese Air Force. Read our article to learn about...