DOC NIGHT - September Programme
TIDF DOC NIGHT
EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT, OPEN YOUR EYE
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,
MRT Shan-dao Temple Station, exit 2
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
Sourav SARANGI ｜India │ 2012 │ HDCAM │ Colour │ 88 min│ with 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.
Mary JIMÉNEZ、Bénédicte LIÉNARD ｜Belgium、Peru ｜ 2013 ｜ DCP ｜ Colour ｜ 85 min│ with 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?
PARK Kelvin Kyung-kun | South Korea、USA | 2014 | HDCAM | B&W, Colour | 100min│ with English subtitles
2014 TIDF, Author’s POV Award
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.
OGAWA Shinsuke ｜Japan │ 1967 │ DigiBeta │ B&W │ 105 min│ with 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.