The subject of a renowned 1965 documentary, Liu Pi-Chia was one of many Chinese men forced into the army and sent to Taiwan with Chiang Kai-Shek who married indigenous Taiwanese women and settled in rural villages. Stone Dream catches up with Liu, now an old farmer, as he gathers rose stones from the riverbed for the beauty hidden beneath their ugly exteriors. A reflection on national and ethnic identity in Taiwan, this film received Best Documentary honors at the Tapei Golden Horse Film Festival. A discussion with the filmmaker follows. 2004, video, in Mandarin and Taiwanese dialect with English subtitles, 79 minutes. Presented in partnership with the University of Minnesota Asian Film Collaborative’s series and conference DocuLens Asia (www.ias.umn.edu).
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