Learn more about our Milk Tea Alliance comrades in the great nation of Taiwan with a documentary film festival in Bangkok starting next week. 
Six documentaries, five features, and a series of shorts about the culture and life of Taiwan will be shown at three venues around town. 
The Taiwan Documentary Film Festival opens at 7pm on Oct 26 at SF Cinema MBK with a screening of The Terrorizers, a 1986 film directed by Edward Yan that examines urban life through the eyes of a voyeuristic photographer, rebellious teenager, and married couple tempted by adultery.
The rest of the fest will take place at SF Cinema MBK Center, House Samyan, and the Doc Club & Pub through Oct 30. 
Tickets must be purchased for each screening at their respective venues. The festival will also play separate dates in Chiang Mai at SFX Cinema Maya, Lorem Ipsum in Hat Yai, and A.E.Y Space in Songkhla. 
Beside all the films, the festival will host a Q&A session with two of the documentary filmmakers: Leung Chun-hsiu (Green Jail) and Yin-yu Huang (Remember Me). Another panel discussion will take place at Doc Club & Pub.
Other documentaries include Rain in 2020, which follows a worker seeking fortune and finding danger in the jade mines of Myanmar.
Remember Me looks at three people living on Kinmen Island, a small country just off mainland China’s coast that is governed by Taiwan. The film examines the lives of the residents with pictures and documents. including their views on the political tension.
Some classic films are also included, such as 1965’s The Bride Who Has Returned From Hell, in which a woman goes undercover to investigate her sister’s death. 
Leading the series of shorts, an aging photographer returns to Taiwan to teach her the island’s history in March: The Southern Shore. 
More information including dates and showtimes is available online.

This story was originally published on our media partner, Coconuts Bangkok.