|A Reunion of Taiwan and Japanese Filmmakers: 12 Years Later|
In commemoration of the centennial anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China (Taiwan), the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan, in cooperation with the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, is hosting A Reunion of Taiwan and Japanese Filmmakers: 12 Years Later, a special selection of films.
This program gathers celebrated works from Taiwan and Japan that address a wide variety of topics. As contemporary society continues to diversify, documentaries such as these show the truths of our age, inspiring movements for new possibilities. This film festival offers an opportunity to trace the progress of several prominent documentary filmmakers from Taiwan and Japan, in whose works I believe we can still find the joys of new discovery and new emotion.
This year marks the centennial anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China, the first republic in Asia. In 1911, the “Father of our Nation,” Sun Yat-sen, overthrew the Qing Dynasty in the Xinhai Revolution. The success of the campaign was due in large part to our Japanese friends, who contributed importantly to the effort. Today, as we observe the anniversary of these events, relations between Taiwan and Japan are advancing smoothly. I would like to express my sincere thanks to the Japanese people for their friendship, as well as welcome your participation in this film program celebrating the 100 years of the Republic of China.
It is my sincere wish that this special selection provide an opportunity to further the already spirited cultural exchange between Taiwan and Japan, and look forward to its contribution to the deepening camaraderie between our two nations.
Representative, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan
“A Reunion of Taiwan and Japanese Filmmakers” was co-hosted by the Council of Culture Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office.