SHORTS: TAIWAN ADRIFT
In these four shorts from Taiwan, economic, cultural, and moral anchors become untethered, stranding its characters on islands unto themselves.
In This Program
Li Chuan-yang / Taiwan / 2016 / 24 minsSince Tai’s dad manages arcade machines for a living, he has to pay for his fourth-grade class trip with coins. Before long though, the embarrassment catches up with him.
Chiang Wei Liang / Taiwan / 2016 / 16 minsAfter getting stiffed by their employer, a young couple from Vietnam is stranded in their adopted home of Taiwan where they have started raising a baby.
Rina B. TSou / Philippines, Taiwan / 2016 / 24 minsA community of Filipino fisherman in Kaohsiung help one of their own, Arnie, get enough money to buy a ring to propose to his girlfriend back in the Philippines. But fate, like the waves striking their ships, has a way of crashing down on the hopes of the displaced.
Lee Kang-sheng / Taiwan / 2016 / 15 minsHair slicked to the side, suit and tie primed to impress, Lee Kang-sheng poses in his old haunts around Ximending, a dapper wax figure from the past, a time traveler eternally locked into his own rhythm.