Prism of Society: Taiwanese Documentaries in Focus

A Performance in the Church

Year
2024
Country
Taiwan
Duration
78’
Director
HSU Chia-wei
Focused on the 2018-2020 excavation of Todos los Santos Church on Heping Island, Taiwan, this film delves into maritime exploration and the colonisation of Taiwan. The director combines archaeological findings with a cross-disciplinary musical performance, capturing the delicate excavation process. Furthermore, the film traces a creative journey from the site to historical events in Asia.
CREW:
Director: HSU Chia-wei
Producer: Tony SU
Cinematographer: CHANG Neng-chen
Sound: HUI Tak-cheung
Production
Taiwan Public Television Service Foundation
Sales:
Public Television Service Foundation — Lin CHIEN, [email protected]
Director
HSU Chia-wei
HSU Chia-wei born in 1983 in Taichung, Taiwan, Hsu Chia-wei is an artist, filmmaker, and curator based in Taipei. A graduate of Le Fresnoy, he merges the languages of film and contemporary art and unearths the complex mechanisms behind images. Through his artistic practice, he weaves connections between humans, materials and places that have been overlooked or omitted in conventional historical narratives. He has participated in the Asia Pacific Triennial and Aichi Triennale, as well as other biennials worldwide, including in Thailand, Singapore, Shanghai, Gwangju, Busan, Sydney, Venice, and many more. He has also held solo exhibitions at the Mori Art Museum, the Liang Gallery, the Museum of NTUE, and the Honggah Museum.
Selected Filmography
An Actor from Golden Triangle (2023), Earthcraft (2022), Electronic-mobility (2022), A Performance in the Church (2021), Crystal Seeding (2021), Is the Stone Coffin A Coffin? (2021), Search for Shipwrecks (2020), Cat and Mouser (2020), Stones and Elephants (2019), Samurai and Deer (2019), Black and White–Malayan Tapir (2018), Black and White–Giant Panda (2018), Mineral Crafts (2018), Industrial Research Institute of Taiwan Governor General’s Office (2017), Drones, Frosted Bats and the Testimony of the Deceased (2017), Takasago (2017), Nuclear Decay Timer (2017), White Building–Kong Nay (2016), White Building–Sisters (2016), White Building–Rooftop (2016), White Building–Sva Pul (2016), Spirit-writing (2016), Ruins of the Intelligence Bureau (2015), Marshal Tie Jia–Jingsi Village (2013), SH-SY5Y (2013), Marshal Tie Jia–Turtle Island (2012), Huai Mo Village (2012), Huatung Village (2009), March 14, Hong Kong Coliseum (2009), The Story of Hoping Island (2008)
Hall «KINOMAN»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
Q&A
Original language with Ukrainian and English subtitles
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Wednesday
05 June 2024
16:20
Hall «GEGEMON»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
Original language with Ukrainian and English subtitles
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Thursday
06 June 2024
15:00
21 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
 31 — 9 
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June 2024
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Prism of Society: Taiwanese Documentaries in Focus
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Country
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Director
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Country
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Country
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Director
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Prism of Society: Taiwanese Documentaries in Focus
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Prism of Society: Taiwanese Documentaries in Focus
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Year
2022
Country
Taiwan
Director
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Duration
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Prism of Society: Taiwanese Documentaries in Focus
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Prism of Society: Taiwanese Documentaries in Focus
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Year
2022
Country
Taiwan, France
Director
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Duration
88’
Prism of Society: Taiwanese Documentaries in Focus