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Poles Extremity

Director :
Year :
2002

Country: 

  • Taiwan
Color :
Color
Running Time :
56 min
  • Urban
  • Rural
  • Society
  • Human Interest
  • Investigative
  • Author's Point of View

Introduction

The film interweaves four stories from the four comers of Taiwan.

The South: Two homeless women sing their hearts out.

The West: On the polluted West coast, a heart-broken young man wanders along the beach where a nuclear power plant looms.

The North: On a busy yet gloomy street, a prostitute doesn’t know whether she is human or just a ghostly being.

The East: An Atayal boy wants to fly across the ocean and run away with his little sister to a new life.

A one-year journey; A one-hour film. Everyone will survive and overcome their personal misery-no matter how old they are, what they have been through, where they come from or what kind of situation they are in.

Source: Taiwan Int'l Documentary Festival
http://www.tidf.org.tw/tidfdb/EDefault.aspx

Director Statement

In the past two years, I've devoted myself to two documentaries.

One is Corner's, which is in this year's Taiwan Award: Image Taiwan program

The other is Poles Extremity

The former is private, about what's inside.

The latter is outward looking.

Don't really know what to say, but I can only keep saying.

" Such ghosts are the inevitable creation of fate." --  Zero Chou

 

Source: Taiwan Int'l Documentary Festival

Team

  • Director
  • Editor
  • Cinematographer
  • Editor
  • Producer
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