Birds Without Borders explores the Black-faced Spoonbill, a beautiful bird only found in the wetlands of East Asia. The film spotlights the worldwide efforts of dedicated individuals working to protect the endangered bird’s few remaining habitats. The 52-minute documentary will begin at 5:45pm with an opening reception for the festival to follow.
Taiwan’s economic success has attracted immigrants from many other Asian countries. In Nyonya’s Taste for Life, Director Wen Chih-yi focuses on the misunderstanding and the adjustment process of Taiwan’s domestic workers. Like Nyonya’s soup, it is a multi-flavored melting pot of Indonesians, Thai immigrants and local people.
On Thursday evening, the lineup begins with The Secret in the Satchel, the documentary focuses on the turbulent lives of three students and how their earlier hardships made them stronger.
Taipei 24H, a collection of eight shorts, featuring Taipei as the backdrop. It is directed and acted by some of Taiwan’s well-know stars. After the film, please stay for Q&A with Director Lee Kang-sheng.