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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…

Midnight Carnival: A Film Project by Chung Wei Huang

TaiwaneseAmerican.org's Monica Chenglo chats with Chung Wei Huang, the director of Midnight Carnival, a new film project in the works. Her Kickstarter video caught our attention because of the sample film footage with a captivating storyline involving a Taiwanese girl who runs away from Taiwan and finds work at a carnival. Based off her personal life experience, the script reveals a flavor for what it’s like to chase after an “American Dream” from a youthful perspective. Above all, the…

Watch “Love Arcadia” with TAP in LA

Taiwanese American Professionals - Los Angeles (TAP-LA) is proud to present Love Arcadia, a Taiwanese American romantic comedy-drama, at the 2015 The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival(LAAPFF)! The main screening is on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 7:00 PM, and the encore screening will be on Wednesday, April 29 at 9:15 PM Use Discount Code "TAP15" when you purchase tickets athttp://laapff.festpro.com/films/program/love_arcadia_2015 LOVE ARCADIA tells the tale of one particular tea shop…

“Off the Menu” Film with TAP in Chicago

Join Chicago Taiwanese American Professionals (TAP- Chicago), Korean American Coalition of Chicago, Kollaboration Chicago, Korean American Bar Association of Chicago, OKTA Chicago, and Social Quarters for a screening of OFF THE MENU a film about Asian Americans and their relationship with food. A panel discussion with local Asian American chefs and restaurant owners follows the film. Panelists include Top Chef contestant Beverly Kim (Parachute), Ivan Lee (Aloha Eats), and Paul Ko (Vora). TAP-Chicago…

Sunflower Occupation Documentary Tours North America

A year after the historic occupation of Taiwan's Legislative Yuan, a 9-part collaboration documentary has been made featuring the stories and timeline of events during this student-led "Sunflower Movement." The Sunflower Student Movement, driven by a coalition of students and civic groups, protested the passing of the Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement by the Kuomintang party in the legislature without a clause-by-clause review. The Sunflower image was associated with this massive student…

Sunflower Movement Documentary Screens in San Jose, CA

The Sunflower Student Movement was a protest movement driven by a coalition of students and civic groups between March 18 and April 10, 2014, in Taiwan's Legislative Yuan and, later, also the Executive Yuan. The activists protested the passing of the Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement (CSSTA) by the ruling party Kuomintang (KMT) at the legislature without clause-by-clause review. Gain a more in-depth understanding of the history, context, and events leading up to this historic event through…