Tongues of Heaven / Root Tongue Interactive at UC Berkeley

Join filmmaker Anita Chang in Berkeley on Thursday, August 31st for a screening of TONGUES OF HEAVEN, followed by discussion + ROOT TONGUE exhibition! Free and open to the public. The Taiwan Council of Indigenous Peoples and UCB Native American Studies program are hosting the event. Set in Taiwan and Hawai'i, TONGUES OF HEAVEN focuses on the questions, desires and challenges of young indigenous peoples to learn the languages of their forebears—languages that are endangered or facing extinction.…

1st Annual Taiwanese American Film Festival in LA

ATTENTION ALL FILM LOVERS! The very 1st edition of the Taiwanese American Film Festival is finally here and will be held at the beautiful Downtown Independent in Downtown Los Angeles. Established by Taiwanese American Professionals of Los Angeles (TAP-LA) - This one-day festival will celebrate short films and media works by up and coming Taiwanese and Taiwanese American makers. Indulge in the Festival's highlights including -- an industry panel; an Awards Ceremony and a Closing Party. Along…

Taiwan Documentary Screening with NATSA in NorCal

Film Director: Alder Yang, Founder of Awakening Lab in Taiwan Moderator: Ruo-Fan Liu, University of Wisconsin-Madison Moderator: Yu-Hui Chang, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities People always believe that pursuing academic achievement will ensure them to get higher degrees and stable jobs. In Taiwan, this conventional belief is tied with an imperial examination system which intensifies the pressure for students to learn. However, will students be able to remember their passion of learning and…

Blacklist: A Film by Christina Hu

Starting in the early 1970s, thousands of Taiwanese immigrants came to the United States each year, in pursuit of higher education and better lives for their families. Yet, mostly untold, is the story of how hundreds of these Taiwanese in America were put on a blacklist by the government in Taiwan, for speaking out for democracy and human rights in Taiwan while they were in the United States. Once outside of Taiwan, that generation of Taiwanese graduate students were exposed to the values of freedom…

Film Screening of “Elevator” with TAP in LA

Taiwanese American Professionals - Los Angeles (TAP-LA) is proud to introduce our new 'TA Artist Spotlight Series', where we aim to showcase and highlight the immense talent of our Taiwanese American artistic community! For our first installment, we are proud to present the screening of "Elevator" a film written and produced by Taiwanese American filmmaker Anthony Ma (LOVE ARCADIA), co-directed by Ryo Shiina and Bassem Wahbi. Anthony also stars as one of the lead characters opposite of Kiyomi…

Taiwan Cinema Spotlight Films in San Diego

Rediscover LGBT classics at the Taiwan Cinema Spotlight, June 25-26! This partnership between Pacific Arts Movement, the Taiwan Academy, and the Museum of Photographic Arts is an annual program at MOPA that focuses on a different aspect of Taiwanese cinema each year, which could be a genre, director, era, or theme. This year's series highlights the pivotal role that LGBT themes have played in the development of recent Taiwanese cinema, and the number of memorable films, as diverse in their approaches…

Join TaiwaneseAmerican.org!

TaiwaneseAmerican.org is looking for writers, digital media junkies & more to join the global team! TaiwaneseAmerican.org is excited to celebrate its 10th anniversary this year, and as the site and community have grown with such wonderful speed and diversity since then, we are exploring ways to expand our efforts this summer. Do you love Taiwanese food, people, culture and travel? Are you interested in community, digital storytelling and marketing? Do you enjoy Totoro--er, internet…

Love Boat: Taiwan

If you're Taiwanese American or have friends who are, you've certainly heard of "Love Boat"--the summer program that brings hundreds of young high school and collegiate-aged Taiwanese Americans back to Taiwan for an experience they'll never forget. For the parents who sent their child to this six-week summer camp in the homeland, it's an opportunity to expose their kids to Taiwan for a substantially subsidized fee. For the young Asian American participants, it's a liberating experience discovering…

Watch “The Assassin” with TAP at the San Diego Asian Film Festival

Every year the Pacific Arts Movement hosts the San Diego Asian Film Festival, a premier showcase for Asian American cinema. It is the largest exhibition of Asian cinema in the Western United States. This year, Taiwanese American Professionals - San Diego (TAP-SD) is a community partner for The Assassin, directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien, a Taiwanese film director and producer who was voted “Director of the Decade”. Come join us by having dinner and a movie this year! COST $9.50/ticket (normally…

Taiwan Film Days in SF featuring Hou Hsiao-hsien

This year's edition of Taiwan Film Days, sponsored by the San Francisco Film Society, features a very special spotlight on master filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien, celebrating his remarkable influence on international art cinema for the last three decades. Director Hou, who received the Best Director prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival, is expected to attend the series kickoff event. Taiwan Film Days takes place from October 12-13, 2015. Visit the San Francisco Film Society website and to purchase…