To Die for Taiwan (Cheng Nan-jung's Funeral Procession and Chan I-hua's Self-Immolation)

To Die for Taiwan (Cheng Nan-jung's Funeral Procession and Chan I-hua's Self-Immolation)

To Die for Taiwan (Cheng Nan-jung's Funeral Procession and Chan I-hua's Self-Immolation)

綠色小組Green Team
1989
  • Taiwan
61min
Colour
  • DigiBeta
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Synopsis

In order to advocate Taiwan’s independence and to defend the freedom of speech, CHENG Nan-jung chose to express his disappointment towards the ruling authorities by self-immolation. Thousands joined his funeral procession on 19 May. When they arrived at the presidential office, a disciplinary patrol, CHAN I-hua, lit himself on fire, taking concrete action to follow CHENG’s footsteps.

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