Meet with Taiwan Director Huang Ming-Chuan and his film Face the Earth (80 mins): documentary film screening and at the Backlot Studio in Perth, Tuesday 16 October (6-9 pm)

The renowned Taiwanese documentary film director Huang Ming-Chuan whose recent film  Face the Earth: Yang Chin-Chih has just been nominated in the finalist for the best film, best editing and best photography in the 2018 Southampton International Film Festival, U.K. and he will be the final guest speaker to Perth through the Spotlight Taiwan in Perth program this year.

HUANG Ming-Chuan is based in Taipei, Taiwan. He partners with Taiwanese American performance artist Chin Chih Yang to explore the artist’s lifelong focus on the culture of waste. It puts viewers right next to Yang as 30,000 aluminium cans are dumped on his head to call our attention to the vast amount of waste each of us creates – the average person uses and discards 30,000 cans in their lifetime!

After graduating from the Law School of National Taiwan University, Huang left for New York to establish his career in still photography. He has been acknowledged as the “forefather of independent film” in Taiwan after his first independently made narrative feature The Man from Island West. Since 2000, he has committed himself to full-time documentary production and has been entitled to numerous acclaimed documentaries on art and literature. His most renowned TV documentary series Avant-Garde Liberation depicts 14 Taiwanese contemporary artists and won the first Taishin Arts Award. Mr. Huang has had a long interest in art documentaries, covering diverse fields of art and leaving an important and lasting legacy for the arts in Taiwan.  Huang has also initiated the Chiayi International Art Documentary Film Festival (CIADFF) in 2015, which was the first documentary film festival in Taiwan to focus on arts and culture.

Nibbles and drinks will be provided between 6-7 pm, and the film screening will start from 7:10 pm. Backlot Studio is located at 21 Simpson Street, West Perth, WA 6005 Australia.