In-production

The Price of Democracy

by LIAO Jian-hua

The history of the Taiwanese democratisation is usually interpreted by elites from different political parties, who often neglect the real faces and lives of individuals participating in the rallies. The director, a confused twenty-something, looks back upon the 40-year history of democratisation in Taiwan through the life experiences of two veteran grassroots activists. He attempts to discover the causes of their actions and decisions to be lefties as well as their limitations.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Producer: Jewel Chen-lin LAI
Total Budget (USD): 109,080
Funding in Place (USD): 96,774
Running Time: 90 mins
Year of Completion: 2018
Director: LIAO Jian-hua

ABOUT DIRECTOR

LIAO Jian-hua

LIAO Jian-hua was born in Chiayi, Taiwan. His first feature-length documentary The Last Insurrection was shortlisted in the Taiwanese Competition of Taiwan International Documentary Festival and the Asian Competition of DMZ International Documentary Film Festival in 2016. Through in-depth interviews and research, the film re-examines the Taiwan Independent Association Incident in 1991.

ABOUT PRODUCER

Jewel Chen-lin LAI

Jewel Chen-lin LAI received her Master in Film and Screen Study from Goldsmiths College, University of London.
She has organised two editions of the acclaimed CNEX Documentary Film Festival and founded Dot Connect Studio in 2012. She currently works as a film producer and festival programmer.