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Documentary Exhibition Seeks to Rediscover Agricultural Values for Taipei

The documentary “Taipei Farming Images – City Agriculture Series” is officially being aired at the Land Bank Exhibition Hall of the National Taiwan Museum. The event marks the first overnight agriculture documentary film exhibition to take place during Mayor Ko Wen-je’s administration. The topic for this year is “Awakening City, Original-flavored Agriculture.”
The organizers invited celebrities including writer Hsiao Yeh and Director of “Fly, Kite Fly” Liang Chieh-te to take part in the discussion forum and show their support for local agriculture.
During his address, the mayor noted that Taipei City is working on the implementation of a Garden City. Simply put, the policy is to realize the natural living-style which our ancestors adopted, including the adherence to core values such as environmental protection, sustainability, and ecology.
He noted that based on the belief of supporting young farmers and urban farmers, the exhibition will be playing a collection of agriculture-related documentaries produced over the past seven years by students from various visual and cinematics departments of colleges and universities. The purpose of the showcase is to allow students living in the city to learn more about Taipei’s agriculture industry through films and documentaries, boosting their interest in the land where we live.
Economic Development Commissioner Lin Chung-chieh remarked that the three documentaries produced this year offers details on agriculture and a rare view into the stories of Taipei’s young farmers. These include a twenty-plus-year-old farmer who inherits the family business in gardening, the story of three generations of tea farmers, and an award-winning farmer focusing on raising bamboo shoots.
Chi Sing Eco-conservation Foundation Executive Secretary River Jiang noted that a discussion panel among leading roles, directors, and celebrities following the documentaries will allow citizens to acquire a better understanding of the different aspects of agriculture. Hopefully, the platform will help to promote Taipei’s agriculture products to more people.