Country in the Country --- Riding Record of Young People across the Taiwan Straits

On Jul. 5, 2014, 144 young people from Chinese mainland, Hongkong and Taiwan met in the National Taiwan Sport University and started their 14-day ring journey around the island. For the first time the team was joined with riders from the Chinese mainland without the other 11 uninformed. They turned to be the portal to know more about the Chinese mainland in this team of Taiwanese. This film not only records the whole process of the ride, but also records the fierce collision between China and Taiwan youth because of the difference in living environment and education background.

  • Zhao ke'er
  • Zhao ke'er
  • Zhu Xixi
  • Chao shen,Xu Shengjun,Wutong
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    Documentary, Student
  • Runtime:
    58 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 8, 2015
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    100,000 CNY
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Director Biography - Zhao ke'er

Zhao Ke’er, who is a female independent film director, born in 1993 in Chengdu city Sichuan province and graduated from the Southwestern University in 2015. She began to engage in new media, film and television shooting with a team of students in 2011.Four years later, she officially established a independent film studio named creation film, engaging in documentary shooting.

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Director Statement

In March 2014, we got to know Xu Shengjun on a meeting of Ace Youth, the UN Harmony Bell Annual Life Fighter from South Taiwan, who has ridden along the Sichuan-Tibet Line alone and finally worked in Chengdu. He proposed the “Great Travel of Young People” and invited us for a documentary. In June, we were in shortage of funds and it was learned that the production unit was going to Taiwan at its own cost. As discussed, we still considered it a good chance to observe the society of Taiwan and to experience its difference with the Chinese mainland during the journey. Therefore, most of attention has been placed on the cultural differences between both sides and their inconsistent views on “unity”.