International Film Festival Manhattan Autumn 2021

Documentary Films From Taiwan

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Avid mountaineers investigate a largely forgotten historical site.

Home to the children of forestry workers …

jobs to the men and women who labored in its ancient forests;

this is Lanshan Station.

Forests … the lifeblood of Taiwan.

Yu-ting Chi(Chief, Survey Team):

We have 3 teams this time. One from the Hualien Forest District Office; one from Dong Hwa University; and one from Vision Way Productions, which is here to film the survey and its findings. Altogether, over 20 people will help create a complete record of the Lanshan site.

Lanshan Station is set in the mountains, near the source of Hualien City’s main rivers. It was originally just one section of the Taroko Forestry District. Its primary products were cedar and cypress. Also, the station was a relative latecomer to commercial forestry in Taiwan.

Director Statement

Forests … the lifeblood of Taiwan.

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    48 mins
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  • Director
    Wen-ru Yen, Yuan-yu Chang, Hualien Forest District Office, Forestry Bureau, COA