The Moving Tent

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    The Moving Tent

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    118 min

    • Japanese
    • Mandarin
    • Taiwanese


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    A truck drives into a square and a moveable tent is set up. Audience members enter and hear the faint voices from the cracks in society. As the tent becomes a convergence of the thoughts of those both on stage and off, we feel the power of resistance that the entire action entails. Tent theater is theater occuring in a temporary tent. It originated out of experimental theater in post-war Japan in the 60's. "It aims to bring those voices and memories that have been relegated to the bottom of the society into the tents." Functioning both as observer and participant, the director documents the tent’s movements around Taiwan in the past decade.

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    Ching-yao Liao
    Singing Chen
    Yann-shan Tsai
    Singing Chen
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    Singing Chen

    Singing Chen


    Who am I? Where did I come from? Where am I going? Through filmmaking, I investigate these questions, contemplate the human condition, and try to find the essence of my subjects. This process is like a dance between two people whose life situations create stimulating conversations with each other.

    Singing Chen is a filmmaker from Taiwan whose works span across documentary, fiction and film scores that express a long-time observation of contemporary society, characters, and their lives. She’s well known for her highly stylized and fast-paced works that focus on artistic and cultural issues. Following her early acclaimed feature films BUNDLED (2000), and GOD MAN DOG (2007), she has also produced fabulous documentaries, such as THE WALKERS (2014) and THE MOVING TENT (2018). Many of her pieces have been screened, nominated and won prizes at more than thirty international film festivals including at Berlin Film Festival, Busan Film Festival, Fribourg International Film Festival, Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels, Golden Horse Awards, Taipei film festival, Créteil International Women's Film Festival.

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