Made In TaiwanStreaming Video - 2014
In 1949, two million Chinese fleeing the communist takeover on the mainland arrived on the island of Taiwan. Tension has persisted since, as Taiwan has become a politically free and vibrant democracy, but proclaiming its independence officially would lead to war, and China refuses to enter into diplomatic relations with countries that recognize Taiwan's independence. A high-speed train journey explores an island where 98% of the population is Chinese, and it seems as if traditional Chinese culture is better preserved in Taiwan than on the mainland. An encounter with young members of Taiwan's Chinese community, allows for amicable and open talk about their lives and experiences, as well as a discussion of the general Taiwanese motto: "don't be rattled by a big brother who wants to wipe the floor with you. Believe in yourself, in your culture.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c2012
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (26 min.) :,sd., col