The current human endeavor for “progress” seems to wipe out diversity in languages and minorities. The film Long Time No Sea 只有大海知道 screened at Cinemasia Filmfestival tells the story of the Tao, the indigenous people living on the small Orchid Island of Taiwan. The Tao has lived on the Island for more than 800 years. There are only 3,000 Tao people left. How are the Tao tear apart between their traditional way of living and the demands of modern life? What will the world miss if the Tao disappears? Listen to CRTVs interview (Mandarin) with the maker of this film, Heather Tsui.
Hong Kong cinema is renowned for its martial arts films. The first feature film Tracey 翠絲 of director Jun Li, however, is a transgender film. What are his experiences in making a controversial film in Hong Kong? Listen to CRTV’s interview with Jun Li.
Director Huang Hui-chen from Taiwan turns the camera on her lesbian mother in hopes of repairing their fractured relationship. In intense one-on-one interviews, Huang asks her mother probing questions that she would not be able to ask without the filtering distance of her camera. This documentary won the Teddy Award at Berlin Film Festival.
What did Huang Hui-chen learnt in this documentary from her mother and herself? What does this mean to her for raising her child? Listen to CRTV’s interview with Huang Hui-chen in Mandarin.
Interview: Miki Dai, Photo: Hong Tong Wu
Where do the replicas of Van Gogh’s paintings you may buy at Museumplein come from? How do the painters paint these? What is their income per painting? Listen to CRTV’s interview with Haibo Yu, maker of the documentary China’s Van Goghs.