chapter  1
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The vision of Taiwan new documentary


This chapter discusses an alternative mode of filmmaking in Taiwan that was born about the time Taiwan New Cinema was coming into being: the Taiwan new documentary. There is a close connection between the rise of this new documentary practice and mass movements in the 1980s because both are concerned with “giving a voice to the voiceless.” With this theme underlining contemporary Taiwan documentaries, the filmmakers went a step further to forge rather sophisticated film languages in order to express the problem of giving a voice to the voiceless.