Date 2016-05-23 3415 Clicks
Teachers and students of Tamkang University’s College of Liberal Arts have explored into the abundant history, culture and beauty of the Tamsui region and shared their findings via video documentary to showcase the one-of-a-kind landscape. 8 documentaries were filmed and featured at the Sanzhi District Office New Taipei City for the “4th Tamsui Documentary Achievement Exhibition” on May 21 (Sat).
Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Sinn-cheng Lin, expressed, “The objective of this project was to allow students to use professional filming skills and techniques to give people a close look at the Tamsui Region in terms of culture, history, industry and innovation related to people, places and things. The preceding three years were Great Tamsui Figures, Tamsui Food Products and Tamsui Landscapes. This year the topic is Beneficial History, which refers to collecting reliable historical accounts from the local people. The 8 documentaries filmed have a very fresh and untamed perspective that people will really enjoy.”
The documentaries consisted of artists, pastimes, cultural services, various innovations, academic institutions, literature and up-close interviews. The students utilized their professional knowledge, putting together stories of heritage for 8 months. In addition to receiving training for the film project, they also had to improve their communication skills and understanding of a very different lifestyle. The students did their best to make a personal connection with the participants of their film, becoming the first learners of their documentary experience. Third-year student, Xin-yao Jiang expressed, “It’s really admirable looking into lifestyles filled with such endurance and persistence. For their generation, they used the railroad to go to school, to the country or even visit family. It was much more than transportation, it is its own culture. All of their memories are tied to the railway.”