Friday, February 28, 2014

Taiwan Tour: Taipei (Part 1)

This 3-city tour of 'A2-B-C' in Taiwan (INFO) has been sponsored in part by film director Cheng Yu-Chieh and is part of an awareness campaign leading up to events marking the 3rd anniversary of the March 11 nuclear disaster.

This afternoon, Director Cheng arranged for a press screening of 'A2-B-C' at the Huashan Creative Park, housed in a former brewery built by the Japanese during its occupation of Taiwan.

with Director Cheng Yu-Chieh, Director Wu Yi-Feng and GCAA Secretary General Shu-Hsin Tsui

Director Cheng led the post-screening discussion.  Questions members of the print and television journalists as well as fellow filmmakers asked centered on the media's coverage of the disaster, censorship, and the film's reception in Japan.

Interview by Taiwan Public Television Service
Before tonight's big screening in the capital I had time for a short break, and was able to meet a couple of old friends and their children for dinner.  Panos, from Greece, and his wife, Mei, from Taiwan, were roommates of mine when I was doing completing my MA in Film and Television Production in Bristol 10 years ago.  They met in our flat and ended up getting married!

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