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Thinking Aloud
Taiwan Film Festival
In the 1950s and 60s, a lot of Taiwanese film was staple melodrama, teen romance, and of course a solid showing on the part of kung-fu. Today, cinema from Taiwan is world-famous, with subject matter ranging from the real to surreal, with documentary, social commentary, and some plain good storytelling. Today on Thinking Aloud, Marcus Smith talks with Steven Riep, Chinese comparative literature and film professor at BYU. We will also talk with Eric Hyer who teaches political science at BYU. We'll talk about life in Taiwan today, how that society is changing, and how life is being captured in film. It's all in advance of the upcoming Taiwan Film Festival at BYU.—Original airdate: 9/27/2006

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