Yeh Shih-tao, A Taiwan Man

HSU Hui-Lin

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.

Director

HSU Hui-Lin

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
Buying Tickets

葉石濤的創傷與創作反映出一個島嶼戒嚴與解嚴的歷史。葉石濤提出台灣文學主體性的根來自土地與生命力。從影片中看見人權從一個人不放棄土地跟人民中長出來。

“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.

相關文章與座談