Woman gesturing while speaking, Taiwanese flags in background.

Invisible Nation

(Invisible Nation)

The president of Taiwan bears heavy responsibilities – she takes care of democracy in her country, at the same time as standing up to the threat of aggression from China. Through it all, she remains true to her values and her people.

After the approval of their request to film with President Tsai Ing-wen, the crew quickly got close enough to Taiwan’s first female president to make a film about her two terms in office. During the 7 years of filming, she strengthened Taiwan’s independence, improved relations with the US and stood up to China. The film is not just a portrait of a head of state, however: It tells a tale of courage, hopes and dreams, and by providing historical context, conveys the key to understanding the complex situation in a region where world peace is currently at stake. It captures Taiwan’s struggle for international recognition, which means nothing less than the island nation’s right to exist.

Kolárovo divadlo, Jiráskova 151, Police nad Metují

TitleInvisible Nation
Original TitleInvisible Nation
Original LanguageEnglish
Zněníoriginal audio, children’s films dubbed in Czech
Subtitles Czech subtitles, select films have descriptive Czech or English subtitles (look for the accessibility icons next to each screening)
PremiéraCzech premiere
Film typeFull-length documentary
Year of Production2023
Country of OriginTaiwan, USA
Length85 min.
Tags Politics, Asia
Director Vanessa Hope

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