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September 23-29, 2018-Bangkok, Thailand

2018 Taiwan “Minorities” Film Festival presents topics such as LGBT, Hakka, and social activists from September 23 to 29, 2018, which highly connected to Taiwan’s social development nowadays.  For six screenings at Doc Club Theater at Warehouse 30, and another two screenings with Talks Q/A with Taiwanese director Chou Tung-Yen at Alliance Française Bangkok and and Taiwanese LGBT activists at Foreign Correspondent Club of Thailand(FCCT).

The screenings selected by independent curator, Yen-Lin Chen, Taiwanese Student from Chulalongkorn University, to present contemporary Taiwan through movies, especially minority and rights issues, which include LGBT, Social Movement and Hakka. Start with one of Taiwan’s the most internationally recognized Hakka director, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, THREE TIMES at warehouse 30 as opening film, which was also selected by New York Times as best 25 films of 21st century. Documentary Golden Rose: the Stardrom of Jin-Mei to show Hakka female singer fought for her acting career under patriarchy society in 1960s. Followed by The Best of Times talked about Youth and Hakka, and life struggles and dream from lower class Taiwanese family. Also, Taiwan’s social movement from 1990s in Connection By Fate, and in 2008, Civil Disobedience for freedom of speech.

Also, two LGBT film screenings with after talk Q/A, which Taiwan’s largest LGBT NGO, Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association, senior researcher Jennifer Lu, will be at Foreign Correspondent Club of Thailand with Documentary Queer Taiwan to talk about Gay Marriage in Taiwan and its challenges, as Taiwan might be the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage by May 2019, but conservative groups are worried about the family values and rapid changes to the society. Jennifer will share Taiwan’s harshly debates and LGBT activism after screening.

Queer Taiwan

The closing film is Looking for?, nominated for best documentary in 2017 Golden Horse Awards. When technology has changed people’s life. Many turned to dating application to look for dating, or even sex. Director Chou Tung-Yen will be in Alliance Française de Bangkok for premier screening and Q/A. To share his journey to record people’s attitude on relationship and attitudes what people are looking for? This is not only for LGBT, but also for everyone to rethink technology and relationship in modern society, is it more convenient, or, more isolated and lonely? 

Looking For?

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Leading Ladies reflects how guilt affects us in different ways based on our perspective or memories. A welcome dinner is the excuse to discover that we always keep a secret from who know us the best.

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