Yeh Shih-tao, A Taiwan Man
Taiwan〡2022〡 Doc〡Color, BW〡122 min〡Mandrain, Taiwanese, Japanese
The nativist writer, Yeh Shih-Tao, was an important literary master in Taiwan. With the premise of Taiwan consciousness, he wrote A History of Taiwan Literature to lay the foundation for our literature. During his writing career spanning over sixty years, he went through the Japanese Colonial Period and was once imprisoned during White Terror and barely survived.
While telling his life stories, the documentary depicts how the Taiwanese writers have been struggling to overcome adversity for the past hundred years.
Hui-Lin HSU graduated from Taipei National University of the Arts and OCAD University in Canada. Her diverse works include experimental films, feature films and documentaries with a poetic, humorous and experimental style. She was nominated Best Director of TV Movies by the 50th Golden Bell Awards with PTS Life Story: Let the Sunshine In.
11.04 ㊄ 10：10〡Shin Kong Cinemas 4 Auditorium〡★ Q&A session with the Director
11.09 ㊂ 15：50〡Shin Kong Cinemas 4 Auditorium
“I’m praying God to give me the ability to collect the life stories and literary works of our nativist writers in Taiwan systematically and compile our own history of the nativist literature.” This is the ambitious goal that Yeh Shih-tao set in his article The Nativist Literature in Taiwan. Facing his twenty-three complete literary works before I began to make this documentary, I also tried to pray God to give me the ability to collect Mr. Yeh’s life stories and literary works systematically and make a comprehensive and all-inclusive film.