DOC NIGHT - September Programme




Starting this summer. We launched regular screenings on every Friday night at 7pm, showing a series of amazing documentaries. Come with us now on a journey through tears, nostalgia, loss, dream, happiness, grief, fights and oppression, and of course, love.


Admission to DOC NIGHT screenings.

Free admission for TFI seasonal, half-year and year-round member. (enter 15 min before the screening)

NT$100 for non-member. (enter 10 min before the screening)


Latecomers will not be admitted to the screenings up to 20 minutes after the film begins.



Taiwan Film Institute (40 seats)

4F, #7 Qing-dao East Road,

10051 Taipei


MRT Shan-dao Temple Station, exit 2





T 02-2395-6556


Screening Sessions


09.04(FRI)19:00  CHAR... The No-Man's Island   88 min

09.11(FRI)19:00  Glowing Embers 85 min with pre-screening guide in Chinese-Mandarin

09.18(FRI)19:00  A Dream of Iron 100 min with pre-screening guide in Chinese-Mandarin

09.25(FRI)19:00  Forest of Oppression - A Record of the Struggle at Takasaki City University of Economics 105 min with pre-screening guide in Chinese-Mandarin


9.04(FRI)19:00 @TFI

CHAR...The No-Man's Island

Sourav SARANGI |India │ 2012 │ HDCAM │ Colour │ 88 minwith English subtitles


2014 Taiwan International Documentary Festival

2013 Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival


Young Rubel wants to join school in India but reality forces him to smuggle rice everyday by crossing the river Ganga, the international border between India and Bangladesh. The same river eroded his home. Now he lives in Char, an island within the river, which starts eroding now. "Char may disappear someday but we won't", smiles Rubel.


9.11(FRI)19:00 @TFI 

Glowing Embers

Mary JIMÉNEZ、Bénédicte LIÉNARD |Belgium、Peru | 2013 | DCP | Colour | 85 minwith English subtitles


2014 TIDF Internatioinal Comeptition, Merit Prize

2014 Helsinki Documentary Film Festival

On the banks of the Ucayali river, in the Peruvian rainforest, three generations of the same family struggle to survive through their handmade production of coal. After an accident that burned her feet, the grandmother leaves the family, with the hope of dying somewhere else, far away from the coal. Left alone with her juvenile son, Nancy keeps on struggling. Will she be able to hold her family together?


9.18(FRI)19:00  @TFI

A Dream of Iron

PARK Kelvin Kyung-kun | South Korea、USA | 2014 | HDCAM | B&W, Colour | 100minwith English subtitles


2014 TIDF, Author’s POV Award

2014 Berlinale


A Dream of Iron looks back on South Korea's history of modernisation in the 1960s, when the nation underwent drastic economic changes under President PARK Jung Hee's rule after the Korean War. Artist PARK Kelvin Kyung-kun paints a portrait of what now remains of this time. Navigating the past and present of Korean heavy industries, the film embarks on a journey in search of a god for the present.


9.25(FRI)19:00 @TFI

Forest of Oppression - A Record of the Struggle at Takasaki City University of Economics

OGAWA Shinsuke |Japan │ 1967 │ DigiBeta │ B&W │ 105 minwith English subtitles


After Sea of Youth, the filmmakers turned themselves into a fully- fledged collective - Jieiso, the precursor to Ogawa Productions and created an alternative distribution system. Their next film, Forest of Oppression, turned to the students barricading themselves inside a minor university. Audiences were shocked by the vigour and violence of their protest and the film put OGAWA on the map.