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Silicon Valley Asian Pacific FilmFest

LOVE BOAT: TAIWAN
Valerie Soe / USA, Taiwan / Documentary / 2019 / 63 mins 

LOVE BOAT: TAIWAN looks at the allure of the Taiwan Love Boat, one of the longest running summer programs in the world, where college-aged Taiwanese Americans get closer to their history, their culture and each other. Throughout its history the Love Boat has served as a political tool for Taiwan’s government, as a means for Taiwanese American parents to insure the preservation of Taiwanese bloodlines, and as a site for romance for young Taiwanese Americans, reflecting Taiwan’s history as well as the history of the Taiwanese American community.


OPENING NIGHT
Friday, November 1, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM

Post Screen Guest

Valerie Soe
Director, Producer, Writer




Since 1986 Valerie Soe’s experimental videos, installations, and documentary films have won dozens of awards, grants, and commissions, and have exhibited worldwide at venues such as the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles the Museum of Modern Art, and the New Museum in New York City. She has published extensively in books and journals including Countervisions: Asian American Film Criticism; Asian Cinema,  and Amerasia Journal, among many others. Soe is the author of the blog beyondasiaphilia.com.

Co-Presenter