First, apologies for dropping off of social media recently. A lot is going with work and I have been busy helping with the first ever Taiwan Film Festival in Boston. This also means I have been thinking a lot about Taiwan movies, hence the title of this newsletter!
Taiwan has officially become the first Asian country to legalize same sex marriage. This is a phenomenal event that started 2 years ago when the courts ruled that the ban of same-sex marriage to be unconstitutional.
Read more about the history of LGBTQ movement in Taiwan
This week, the World Health Assembly has kicked off but once again, Taiwan has been barred from entering. Blocking 23 million people from receiving the most up to date health news is a human rights issue that is being brought to light by multiple countries.
Countries such as USA, Japan, Germany and Australia, have all spoken up in support of Taiwan joining the WHA.
Asian Pacific American
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) and there are many articles out there highlighting what the APA identity means to you. Check out TaiwaneseAmerican.org’s story and all the responses their getting
Our Youth in Taiwan was awarded the best documentary at the Golden Horse Award last year. It is now hitting the big screens in Taiwan. We checked it out and definitely in one of the top picks for movie night.
The documentary follows two student activists, Chen Wei-ting and Cai Bo-yi. One is a local Taiwanese who later becomes a star celebrity through the Sunflower Movement while the other is a Chinese student studying abroad in Taiwan and learns about Taiwan’s democracy by taking to the streets.
While the film follows these two, there is a hidden third character of the director.
Read more in our summary of the documentary. See if you can bring this documentary to a showing near you!
Thank you TaiwaneseAmerican.org for the great Instagram posts!