A Fight To The Death

This documentary tells the story of how the residents around Baoshan Reservoir fight for their rights in the long term. We see in it the persistence and compromise of these people who have fought against it for 36 years. But after the long fight, what is left in their will and what do they do now? How does the government deal with these fights and petitions? What effects does time have on these residents and the government’s policies in Taiwan? All these changes are presented in this film.

  • Hsieh,Hsin-Chih
    Director
    Time to Say Goodbye
  • Chen Chih-an
    Director
    transitioning
  • Chen Chih-an
    Producer
    Drifting with the Tide
  • Hsieh,Hsin-Chih
    Key Cast
    "camera / edit"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    力爭
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    48 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 10, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    40,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Taiwan
  • Country of Filming:
    Taiwan
  • Language:
    Chinese
  • Shooting Format:
    digital,HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • Hakka TV
    Country: Taiwan
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Hsieh,Hsin-Chih, Chen Chih-an

Hsieh Hsin-chih has won the Golden Bell Awards and its nominations several times for filmmaking. The documentary Natural Formosa allowed him truly knowing Taiwan’s magnificent natural environment by his camera.「Drifting with the Tide」engaged him with the Chinese farmers and labors by capturing their lives in the world factories. Through watching the process of dying, Transitioning leads the viewers walk into an ICU and hospice and contemplate the value of life. Hsieh believe that filmmakers don’t provide films with values but dynamically co-create a life philosophy with their subjects and viewers.

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Director Statement

Taiwanese director Hsieh Hsin-chih has consistently made documentaries for fifteen years. During the duration of his career, he has won several filmmaking awards although he humbly attributes his success to fortune. Hsieh enjoys observing all kinds of people, events, and objects closely through the lens of his camera; he has also never stopped thinking the relationships between documentaries and their makers. What matters to Hsieh the most is how to present his perspectives to his viewers with film languages and contemplation but without over editing. According to Hsieh, values are not provided by filmmakers; values are a system of philosophy co-created by filmmakers, subjects, and viewers.