Black Bear Forest

by LEE Hsiang-hsiu

Dafen, the heart of Yushan National Park, is also known as “the realm of bears”. It is a place abundant in wildlife and aboriginal culture. With the assistance of an indigenous hunter, a female ecologist started her journey searching for Formosan Black Bears since 1998. In the midst of this wilderness, they gradually developed a deep and sincere companionship. Together with copious research, the secret of the Taiwan Black Bear is thus revealed.


Running Time: 126 mins
Year of Completion: 2017
Director: LEE Hsiang-hsiu


LEE Hsiang-hsiu

LEE Hsiang-hsiu is an independent filmmaker and assistant professor in the Department of Radio, Television and Film at Shih Hsin University. She received her MFA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University, Philadelphia, USA in 1998. Her first documentary work, The Lost Kingdom, was nominated for Best Documentary at the 1999 Hawaii International Film Festival and won the NETPAC Award for Special Mention at the 2000 Taiwan International Documentary Festival. Chronicle of the Sea, Nan-Fang-Ao, her second feature-length documentary, was award Best Documentary at Golden Horse Awards in 2004.