The 2018 Taiwan Documentary Screening Tour will take place from Aug. 4 through Oct. 24 to offer free showings and post-screening discussions around Taiwan and its outlying islands.
Organized by the Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development and Taiwan’s Public Television Service, the tour will offer 29 Taiwan-made documentaries through 150 screenings and 27 post-screening discussions, in which documentary directors along with film crew members will share their filming experiences with the audience.
The tour will focus on generational gaps, exploring diverse issues such as ecology, family, air pollution, education reform, long-term care, aging societies and falling birth rates, and one’s willingness to continue higher levels of education.
Curator Angelika Wang (王耿瑜) decided upon three major sections:
The 29 documentaries in the three aforementioned sections include "The Age of Awakening (前進)," "Jump! Men (翻滾吧！男人)," "Go Grandriders (不老騎士–歐兜邁環台日記)," and "Black Bear Forest (黑熊森林)," as well as other award-wining documentaries previously screened at the Taiwan International Documentary Festival, Taipei Film Festival, Women Make Waves Taiwan, Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival, and Sheffield Documentary Film Festival.
All events are available for reservations online. A special gift will be offered to those who reserve seats in advance and show up on time. Those who participate throughout the whole session will be asked to fill out a questionnaire to join the tour's prize draw.
Furthermore, a special event called "Me and My Records ― Memory Wall" will encourage people to bring their own meaningful photos or objects and share related stories with other participants.