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  • Where: Taipei, Taoyuan, Hualien
    When: May 23-26, 2013

    FILM FORWARD begins a program in Taiwan for the first year in collaboration with American Institute, Taiwan and CNEX, non-profit organization devoted to the production and promotion of documentaries related to the Chinese people. Filmmakers Jeff Orlowski of Chasing Ice and Patricia Riggen of Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna) travel with FILM FORWARD to Taipei, Taoyuan, and Hualien providing screenings, workshops and Q&A sessions in each location.  

    Chasing Ice follows acclaimed photographer, James Balog, and reveals visually stunning time-lapse videos of vanishing glaciers, delivering fragile hope to our carbon-powered planet. Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna) tells the story of the unbreakable bond between mother and child even across thousands of miles as little Carlitos embarks on an extraordinary journey to find his mother. 

    In addition to Chasing Ice and Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna), the program will screen five other FILM FORWARD films including Bones Brigade: An Autobiography, The Light In Her Eyes, The Loving Story, Town of Runners, and Valley of Saints.

    Schedule Of Events

    Wednesday, May 22

    7:30pm: Town of Runners 
    Hosted by Sundance Channel Global
    Taipei New Horizon Art House, Songshan Cultural Park, Taipei

    Thursday, May 23

    7:30pm: Valley of Saints 
    Hosted by Sundance Channel Global
    Taipei New Horizon Art House, Songshan Cultural Park, Taipei

    Friday, May 24

    7:30pm: Chasing Ice 
    Director Jeff Orlowski will be in attendance for Q&A following the film
    Taipei New Horizon Art House, Songshan Cultural Park, Taipei
     
    Saturday, May 25 

    10:00am: Sundance Forum 
    A conversation about independent film
    Taipei New Horizon Art House, Songshan Cultural Park, Taipei

    11:00am: The Loving Story 
    Hualien Theater, Hualien

    2:00pm: Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna) 
    Director Patricia Riggen will be in attendance for Q&A following the film
    Taipei New Horizon Art House, Songshan Cultural Park, Taipei

    2:00pm: The Loving Story
    National Central University, Taoyuan
     
    2:00pm: Bones Brigade: An Autobiography  
    Hualien Theater, Hualien

    4:00pm: Chasing Ice
    Director Jeff Orlowski will be in attendance for Q&A following the film
    National Central University, Taoyuan

    4:30pm: The Light In Her Eyes
    Hualien Theater, Hualien

    7:00pm: Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna)
    Director Patricia Riggen will be in attendance for Q&A following the film
    National Central University, Taoyuan

    7:00pm: The Loving Story
    Taipei New Horizon Art House, Songshan Cultural Park, Taipei

    7:30pm: Valley of Saints
    Hualien Theater, Hualien

    Sunday, May 26

    11:00am: Chasing Ice
    Director Jeff Orlowski will be in attendance for Q&A following the film
    Hualien Theater, Hualien

    2:00pm: Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna)
    Director Patricia Riggen will be in attendance for Q&A following the film
    Hualien Theater, Hualien

    2:00pm: The Light In Her Eyes
    Taipei New Horizon Art House, Songshan Cultural Park, Taipei

    2:00pm: Town of Runners
    National Central University, Taoyuan

    4:00pm: The Light In Her Eyes
    National Central University, Taoyuan

    7:00pm: Town of Runners
    Hualien Theater, Hualien

    7:00pm: Bones Brigade: An Autobiography  
    Taipei New Horizon Art House, Songshan Cultural Park, Taipei

    7:00pm: Bones Brigade: An Autobiography  
    National Central University, Taoyuan

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  • Program Collaborators

    CNEX
    CNEX is the short form of “Chinese Next”. CNEX is a non-profit organization founded by a group of professionals, from Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, who are passionate about Chinese culture. It is devoted to the production and promotion of documentaries related to the Chinese people. CNEX provides a platform of supports for and exchanges among Chinese documentary filmmakers by organizing and coordinating international cultural activities, both of independent initiatives or securing supports from governments. It aims to help more professionals in the effort of preserving cultures of Chinese communities, in the forms of visual and audio documents. CNEX hopes to establish and develop a library of global Chinese nonfiction work, and to enhance a sustainable strategy for the contemporary Chinese documentary making.

    The American Institute in Taiwan
    The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) is a non-profit, private corporation established shortly after the United States Government changed its diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing on January 1, 1979. The Taiwan Relations Act of April 10, 1979, authorized the continuation of "commercial, cultural and other relations between the people of the United States and the people on Taiwan." It also provided that "any programs, transactions, or other relations conducted or carried out by the President or any Agency of the United States Government with respect to Taiwan shall, in the manner and to the extent directed by the President, be conducted and carried out by or through the American Institute in Taiwan." The Department of State, through a contract with the Institute, provides a large part of AIT's funding and guidance in its operations. Congress, in passing the Taiwan Relations Act, also assumed an oversight role with respect to the Institute's operations.

    This program is generously supported by Sundance Channel Global.

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