Ieri ho trascorso un interessante pomeriggio al cinema Nimas (una sala di cinema d’essai) di Lisbona, dove l’associazione Taipei Lisbon ha organizzato la proiezione di due documentari taiwanesi e una pausa con stuzzichini tipici.
Il primo documentario in programma era Go Gandriders (2012) di Hua Tian-Hao.
Would you still dare to dream when you’re 80 years old? On average, they are 81 years old, but with dreams only 18-year-old and they dare to dream. They would tell you, through life-long experience, ‘Miracles do happen as long as you continue to dream!’ Among these 17 ‘Grandriders’, 2 have gone through cancers, 4 need hearing aids, 5 suffer from high blood pressure and 8 have coronary diseases. And every one of them has symptoms of joint degeneration. The challenges officially begin when they decide to straddle on their scooters: Objections from family members, taking driver’s license at old age, aging bodies and bodily functions and every possible weather and road conditions along that 1178-kilometer long journey.
Comunque visivamente veniva l’acquolina in bocca: crepe taiwanesi, gamberetti in salsa ananas, tofu fritto, Guatie (ravioli fritti), uova sode (stranamente verdi), dolcetti all’ananas e altro ancora.
Il secondo documentario in programma era A Year in the Clouds (2011) di Dean Johnson e Frank Smith.
A Year in the Clouds takes you into the mountains of Taiwan to witness the passing of a year amongst the Tayal village of Smangus.
Altre info: www.pts.org.tw/smangus/eng/Storyen.html