Reel Taiwan 1951-1965

Reel Taiwan 1951-1965

When the KMT government arrived in Taiwan in 1949, they brought dramatic changes upon Taiwan in every aspect. As the Korean War broke out in 1950, the US government provided many developing countries with aids. From 1951 to 1965, the US government offered the KMT government an annual loan of 100 million US dollars, used to promote the agricultural reform and other policies. The two governments established the Joint Commission on Rural Reconstruction together, and what happened in this period had huge impact on Taiwanese society.
 
In this programme, we rediscovered a batch of propaganda films of that period and divide them into four strands, focusing on household hygiene, increasing the agricultural production and improving the animal industry. Now when we watch these films, we see what a ridiculous, sometimes outrageous and yet funny period our coutry had gone through.
 

Films

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