Private Project

See You At The Market!

Hualien, in eastern part of Taiwan, is located in between mountains and the ocean. It immerses itself in nature and is the main region for aborigines, most of whom are Amis. Chung Ching Market is the biggest traditional market in eastern Taiwan; moreover, it has an aboriginal district with specialties of home grown vegetables and traditional ingredients from Amis. Sociologist Li Ming-Tsung is going to visit Chung Ching Market, experience Amis culture through their diet and appreciate strong female leadership in the market.

  • Lai Li-Mei
  • Anita Ho
  • Liu Chih Hsiung
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    Documentary, Experimental, Television
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    50 minutes
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Director Biography - Lai Li-Mei, Anita Ho

Lai Li-Mei
Lai Li-Mei is a self-employed image worker. She has worked as a TV photographer, an editor, a screenwriter and a director for more than two decades.

Anita Ho
Anita Ho, 47, has worked as a TV producer, a screenwriter, a director, and a reporter for twenty years. She’s currently a marketing executive from PTS.

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Director Statement

Taiwan’s population density ranks 16th in the world; it’s highly urbanized. However, Hualien in eastern Taiwan is less developed due to lack of sound infrastructure. Therefore, it’s a pristine area. Nature, leisure and scenery account for features of Hualien. These also reflect on their traditional markets. This program focuses on traditional markets in Hualien, the most important venues for locals, to show their everyday life and explore the unique co-existence between locals and nature.