When the dawn comes

Chi Chia-wei used to give away condoms during the 80s while dressing as Snow White, Jesus or the mummy. His activism received a lot of attention from the media, and also discrimination from the general public. As a volunteer striving to make more people understand AIDS, he organized a press conference at which he came out, becoming the first person in Taiwan to do so. In 2017, a Constitutional ruling made him a hero in the gay community. A 30-year struggle seemed to reach its final destination.

  • Zhang Hong-Jie
  • Zhang Hong-Jie
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    59 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 20, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
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    Chinese - Min Nan
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    Yes - National Taiwan University of Arts
Director Biography - Zhang Hong-Jie

I am independent documentary director who uses the camera to observe and record social issues. I chiefly make documentaries about social figures, and have filmed professional baseball players, reformed offenders, historic site preservation workers, female spirit mediums, indigenous persons, puppet opera performers, handicapped baseball players, and persons involved in whale conservation. I hope to use documentaries to explore the world and communicate with society.

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