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.
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
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.
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.