HUANG Ming-chuan is a film director based in Taipei, Taiwan. After graduating from the Law School of National Taiwan University, he left for New York, establishing his career in still photography for years. After HUANG’s first independently made narrative feature The Man from Island West, he has been acknowledged as the “forefather of independent film” in Taiwan. Since 2000, he has committed himself to full-time documentary production and has been entitled to numerous acclaimed documentaries on art and literature. His most renowned TV documentary series Avant-Garde Liberation depicts 14 Taiwanese contemporary artists and won the first Taishin Arts Award.