Wednesday, September 30, 2009

UPDATED=Ten Conditions of Love Screening in Taipei Wed and Thursday

Just got this:

They will be held tonight (Wed) and tomorrow night (Thurs), starting at 7:30 both times, at the Taipei City Council building (Renai Rd. Sec. 4, No. 507 -- just next to the SYS Memorial park's Renai entrance, nearest MRT is also SYS Memorial Hall station). Seating is first come, first served, and although the room is large, there might be a lot of people coming.....

Nope! Below:
"Ten Conditions of Love" will be screened in Daan park tomorrow nigh (Thursday, Oct. 1) at 7pm to coincide with China's 60th National Day. A recent documentary about Tibet "Leaving Fear Behind" will also be shown. The film's director Dhondup Wangchen has been jailed since March in China on charges of inciting separatism. The films will be shown at the outdoor theater. To access the outside theater, enter the park on the east side of Xinsheng S. Road across from Jinhua St. Here is a map. The nearest MRT station is Guting Station, about a 20 minute walk. Entrance begins at 6:30pm and is free althoiugh donations will be accepted.

There will also be screenings tomorrow evening in Taichung, Tainan, Kaoshiung, and Pingtung at the following locations:

Taichung: Taichung Broadcast Station (放送局) No. 1 Diantai St.
Tainan: Tainan Theological College and Seminary
Kaohsiung: Central Park
Pingtung: Pingtung County Cultural Center

There will be also showings tonight (Wed.) and Thursday , starting at 7:30 both times, at the Taipei City Council building. located at No. 507 Renai Rd. Sec. 4. That's just next to the SYS Memorial park's Renai entrance. The nearest MRT is also SYS Memorial Hall station.

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Craig Ferguson (@cfimages) said...

Da-an and Technology Building MRT on the brown (Muzha/Neihu) line are about a 5-10 min walk from Da-an Park.

Aoede said...

If I was in Taiwan, I'd go (and donate) even though I hate crowds and don't much care for the big screen...

Robert Scott Kelly said...

Saw the film tonight with my wife and a few thousand others in Da'an Park. Pretty good little film, managing to both bring out Radeer's personal strength and surprisingly, humor, with the tragedy of the Uyghur experience since 1949.

The love story at the heart of the title (between Radeer and her husband) is extremely heartfelt and genuine. You can see why personalizing Radeer and her cause is important, but any director would have found the story gold and worked it in.

Two comments: looking at some of the people in the crowd, it was obvious the publicity brought them there. Great. Let 18 year olds in miniskirts see how the Chinese government drags kids their age into jail simple because their mother is accused of something.

Good PR move Ma. Thousands of people who would otherwise have never seen this film or thought about repression in China, have suddenly had their eyes opened.

Second point: boy did the KMT choose the wrong person to wrong. Any doubts that Radeer will drag the Guomingdang into a lawsuit were put to rest watching this woman on camera. You don't get to be a leader in a male dominated Muslim society, and the seventh richest person in China, by being a pushover.