06/May/2015 – Tana DluhosovaAktuality

Screening of Taiwanese Documentary Film “Sunflower Occupation” followed by discussion

Screening of Taiwanese Documentary Film "Sunflower Occupation" followed by discussion

Time: May 18, 2015; beginning 15:50

Venue: Arne Nováka 1 (Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University), room: B2.13
Organizers: Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences and Center for Chinese Studies, Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University

About the Documentary Film

Backed by the Taiwan Documentary Filmmakers’ Union – the existence of which speaks volumes about the importance of the art form to the island’s civil society – Sunflower Occupation (太陽,不遠 The Sun is Not Far) makes for vivid viewing of a revolution in action as students stormed and occupied the Taiwanese legislature on March 18, 2014. While there’s some overlap across the different segments and the imagery and analyses can be uneven, the project provides a useful primer on the pluses and pitfalls of political activism in a spin-saturated world.

Screening will be followed by a discussion of one of the film’s directors and a producer, Mr. Tsai Tsung-Lung

About

Mr. Tsai is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Communications at Chung Cheng University. He is an independent documentary producer and director. He is known for and . Both films have won numerous domestic and international awards. Tsai has been a long-term observer of human rights and environmental issues. His works show both rational analysis and humane care.