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in a grain of rice

In a Grain of Rice: Taiwan Documentary Film Day

米粒人生: 台灣紀錄片影展
Friday, 21st November, 2008
Ramsden Room, St. Catharine's College, University of Cambridge

Co-hosted by the Taipei Representative Office in the UK and the
Department of East Asian Studies, University of Cambridge
9:30-9:50 Registration (see below)
9:50-10:10 Welcome Remarks and Introduction

Screening: Let It Be無米樂 (2005, dir. Yen Lan-chuan顏蘭權& Juang Yi-tseng莊益增, 108min)

Focusing on the everyday life and labour of three elderly rice farmers in the heart of Taiwan’s rice-producing country, this inspiring film explores man’s relationship to the land. Even though the WTO has affected the farmers’ livelihood, their fortitude and humanity against hardship remains.

12:00-12:50 Lunch Break (lunch not provided)

Screening: Doctor醫生 (2006, dir. Chung Mong-hong 鍾孟鴻, 92min)

A touching but not sentimental documentary exploring the meaning of life and death by telling the story of a Taiwanese radiologist in Iowa, Wen Pi-chian, who loses his only son to suicide and then a Peruvian boy to cancer.

2:25-2:55 Coffee Break

Screening: Jump! Boys 翻滾吧!男孩 (2005, dir. Lin Yu-hsien林育賢, 85min)

This warm and engaging documentary follows a group of young boys from different backgrounds and with different personalities who were brought together by a passion for gymnastics and are coached by a has-been, hoping they will become national champions.

4:20-4:50 Discussion
4:50-5:50 Reception

All are welcome!

This event is free and all films have English subtitles.

Advance registration is required.

Please complete and submit the online registration form.

Deadline for registration is Monday, 10th November.

For further information, please contact Dr Pei-Yi Lin (e-mail: