UD's Taiwanese Graduate Student Organization will hold a film festival throughout the day on Monday, Oct. 28.

Oct. 28: Taiwanese Film Festival

Taiwanese Graduate Student Organization announces film festival

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4:24 p.m., Oct. 25, 2013--The University of Delaware’s Taiwanese Graduate Student Organization will hold a daylong Taiwanese Film Festival on Monday, Oct. 28, in the Trabant University Center Theatre.

Officials from the Taiwan embassy will be coming to the UD campus to attend the event.

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The University community is invited to attend the film festival, which will begin at 10 a.m., with additional films at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The films are scheduled as follows:

10 a.m.-1 p.m. — Go Grandriders. A group of senior citizens embark on what may be the most daring adventure of their lives: a 13-day tour, entirely on motorcycle, around the island of Taiwan. Filmgoers will join them on a trip that includes both adventure and somber reflection as they spread hope and inspiration to elders around the country with the thought that “no one is too old to realize their dreams.” Click here to see the official movie trailer

2:30-5 p.m. — Cape #7. Seven lost love letters, an address that no longer exists, and an unusual group of people who formed a band perform at a beach concert. Aga, the lead singer, is on a search to find the intended recipient of those seven lost love letters. Witness an unusual love story that knots together Taiwan and Japan. Click here to see the official movie trailer

7-9:30 p.m. — Smangus: A Year in the Clouds. The film takes moviegoers into the mountains of Taiwan to witness the passing of a year amongst the Tayal village of Smangus. Viewers will see why a Taiwanese aboriginal village is named “a heaven in the earth.” Follow directors Dean Johnson and Frank Smith as they witness these people’s lives, their pains, and their joys, and experience the unique bonds that this tribe has formed with the ancient trees around them. Click here to see the official movie trailer

The film festival is the result of a program by UD’s Office of Graduate and Professional Education, which has established a Graduate International Student Organization Council composed of officers from the International Graduate Student Registered Organizations.

The council meets to discuss the role of communication, the value that can be provided to students through programming or services, and resources that will further connect the various cultures on campus. The immediate members of the council represent students from China, Germany, India, Iran, Taiwan and Turkey, the Black Graduate Student Organization and the Cosmopolitan Club.

Christopher Castillo, doctoral student in mathematics, is leading the council.

An initial outcome of the council is the film festival, designed to introduce the Taiwanese culture to campus.

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