'Island in Between': Taiwan Film Screening and Discussion

The rural Taiwanese outer islands of Kinmen sit merely 2 miles off the coast of China. Kinmen attracts tourists for its remains from the 1949 Chinese Civil War. It also marks the frontline for Taiwan in its escalating tension with China.

Filmmaker S. Leo Chiang weaves lyrical vignettes of tourist visits and local life with his own narrative as someone negotiating ambivalent personal bonds to Taiwan, China, and the United States. Island in Between explores the uneasy peace in these islands, and contemplates Taiwan's uncertain future. The film was recently nominated for an Academy Award in the documentary short category.

Join us for a noontime screening of Chiang's film, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.


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Photos courtesy the speaker.

Image - S. Leo Chiang

S. Leo Chiang

Director, Island in Between

Image - Michelle Meow

Michelle Meow

Producer and Host, "The Michelle Meow Show," KBCW TV and Podcast; Member, Commonwealth Club World Affairs of California Board of Governors—Co-host

John Zipperer

Vice President of Media & Editorial, Commonwealth Club World Affairs of Californai—Co-host