Peace Talk

WENG Chien-Wen
  • Taiwan
  • 2018
  • 25min
  • Mpeg-4
  • Color
  • World Premiere

Screening Schedule

  • 09월 16일 10:30-13:00 Code 307 Lotte Cinema Paju Outlets 6 G
* Unless follwing Subtitle code is marked, all films will have English subtitles.
N None English dialogue without English subtitle
K Korean dialogue without English subtitle

Synopsis

After I recognized the peace issue of Jeju Island in South Korea, I went there and toured with the peace keepers. Then I had a rethink about my father’s hometown, Kinmen, where was a military island in Taiwan. So I discussed the peace issue with my father by this film. It’s not only the dialogue between the generations, but also the process that a daughter tried to understand her father.

Director

  • WENG Chien-Wen
    Grow a Home (2012)
    Forgotten City (2016)
    Qishan Taiping (2016)

Review

The first version of the documentary was titled Look Back to Our Island. A graduate student had the chance to participate in a peace trip in Jeju. She began to think about her own hometown-Kinmen. Such a comparison itself entailed a cross-historical imagination. In the second version, the director use her own experiences to question and challenge her father, a man born in Kinmen, especially with respect to different stances on war, peace and history. The current version, Peace Talk, allows us to see the dialogue between daughter and father. Just as Croce famously said, “All history is contemporary history”. While intending to search for the truth in history is important, what is more important is the dialogue that begins between such dualities as Jeju and Kinmen, peace and war, daughter and father. [TSAI Chin-tong]

Distribution / World Sales

  • LIN Li-Ting  rainilyyy@gmail.com
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