Screening of Love Boat: Taiwan (2018) and Guest Lecture from Director Valerie Soe

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Description

Love Boat: Taiwan (2018) looks at the Taiwan love Boat, one of the longest running summer programs in the world, where college-aged Taiwanese Americans get closer to their history, their culture, and each other. Throughout its history the Love Boat has served as a political tool for Taiwan's government as a means for Taiwanese American parents to insure the preservation of Taiwanese bloodlines, and as a site for romance for young Taiwanese Americans, reflecting Taiwan's history as well as the history of the Taiwanese American community.

Since 1986, Valerie Soe's experimental videos, installations, and documentary films have won dozens of awards, grants, and commissions, and have exhibited worldwide at venues such as the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the Museum of Modern Art, and the New Museum in New York City. She has published extensively in books and journals including Countervisions: Asian American Film Criticism; Asian Cinema; and Amerasia Journal, among many others. Soe is the author of the blog beyondasiaphilia.com. Her latest film is LOVE BOAT: TAIWAN.

Number of attendees (for events)

50+
Period22 Nov 2021
Event typeTalk
LocationHong Kong, Hong Kong
Degree of RecognitionLocal