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Exploring the in-betweenness of Taiwan

Political Theater, Episode 316

S. Leo Chiang's new documentary, "Island in Between," is about Taiwan's Kinmen Island and the filmmaker's own history and identity. It has been nominated for an Academy Award.
S. Leo Chiang's new documentary, "Island in Between," is about Taiwan's Kinmen Island and the filmmaker's own history and identity. It has been nominated for an Academy Award. (Photo courtesy of S. Leo Chiang)

S. Leo Chiang’s documentary films explore lives across continents and culture, from the first Vietnamese-American congressman to the first LGBT political party in the Philippines to a legendary Hawaiian ukulele player. His latest film, the documentary short “Island in Between,” has been nominated for an Academy Award. Its subject, Taiwan’s Kinmen Island and Chiang’s own relationship to his native Taiwan, couldn’t be more timely, in the wake of Taiwan’s recent presidential election and as Congress considers a foreign aid package with billions of dollars at stake for Taiwan and the Indo-Pacific region.

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