In 2008, China hosted the Beijing Olympics and Taiwan held a presidential election. The sensitive issue of national identity conflict between the two sides of the strait was again instigated. Taiwanese documentary filmmaker Chung Chuan living in China for the last eight years, utilizes film art to connect Taiwanese at home, in Beijing, and in New York. What Taiwanese show as fervent love for their land is often interpreted by China as an act of terrorism. This is the story of TaiWAN and CHIna. This is The Chai-Wan Matchup.
At the center is a young Taiwanese generation without ties to its ancestral roots. They formed a Taiwan cheer team with one cause – to love Taiwan. They travel the world to cheer on athletes competing abroad. The athletes’ successes are accompanied by this group of loud yellow shirt wearers, who eventually become an integral part of the game.
This movement became contradictory and controversial during Taiwan’s 2008 presidential election, bringing them troubles leading up to the Beijing Olympics.
Festivals & Awards
2010 Los Angeles Movie Awards - Honorable Mention
2010 Los Angeles Movie Awards