A Dog in Taipei Understands Thai


Ren Ai Road Section 3 of Taipei is famous for its high-class housing. Class is often accompanied by drivers, bodyguards and servants. Servants are mostly Southeast Asian: Filipino, Indonesian, Vietnamese, and the one in A Dog in Taipei Understands Thai, from Chiang Mai, Thailand. Some servants are mistreated, some well respected, some even well blended into their second home. Most however have little time spent with their own family and rare chance to return to their homeland. They often find comfort in their ethnic music, as well as friendship with other servants, or with their closest cutie doggie pie.

Note: The characters in this short film are unwilling to reveal their identity.

Contact Information

E-mail: h1254601@connect.hku.hk
Phone: +886 986125115

  • Sandra Tai
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    1 minute
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2015
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    Chinese, Thai
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Director Biography - Sandra Tai

Just graduated from Hong Kong University, majored in Sociology. No background in filmmaking but cannot stop lifting up her phone at any time to capture the few seconds of humanity.

Grew up in Bangkok Thailand with her Taiwanese family. She loves her many second mothers from Thailand very much, yet there is always still that one step to really calling them family.

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Director Statement

Boundaries blur, outliers speak