THE RICE BOMBER
Directed by Cho Li
Based on true events and characters, THE RICE BOMBER chronicles a series of bombing incidents in Taiwan that occurred a decade ago. As he witnesses the impact of Taiwan’s membership into the World Trade Organization on its agricultural population, Yang Rumen (Ru) plants 17 rice bombs in North Taiwan to raise the government’s awareness of the farmer’s struggles. Written and directed by Cho Li, THE RICE BOMBER follows the journey of Ru to become a farming hero to save his native land. A 2014 Berlinale selection, the austere story is charged with an emotional heft delivered in Cho Yong-kyo’s breathtaking cinematography and scored by Iranian composer, Peyman Yazdanian.
After the film screening, we will hold a Q & A with director Cho Li and producer Yeh Ju-Feng.
Professor Hsiu-hua Shen, Associate Professor of Institute of Sociology at National Tsing Hua University, will moderate the Q&A on Saturday July 26 and will talk on the panel on Sunday July 27 about Occupy Movements and Anti-Globalization.
Cho Li, a producer-turned-director, graduated with M.S. degree in Radio/TV/Film from the Indiana State University. After producing critically acclaimed films with producer Yeh Jufeng, she turns her career to directing, in the hope of developing multi-faceted genre films with her unique point-of-view. The suspense feature length ZOOM HUNTING (AAIFF’10) marks a promising directing debut. THE RICE BOMBER is her latest work, which is selected in the panorama section of Berlinale 2014.