Civil Disobedience documented the clash between the police and the people during the civil unrest that followed the controversial cross-strait negotiations that took place in 2008. It discusses the issues derived from the clash, including the loss of protection for human rights, inappropriate enforc...(Read more)
Civil Disobedience documented the clash between the police and the people during the civil unrest that followed the controversial cross-strait negotiations that took place in 2008. It discusses the issues derived from the clash, including the loss of protection for human rights, inappropriate enforcement of powers by public authorities, and the amendment of the Assembly and Parade Act. CHEN personally participated in the events, and recorded the face-to-face confrontation with the police. The documentary brought to light the imperfection of social systems through the clash between government and people, arguing the rationale of the civil disobedience movement.
CHEN pointed out the blind spot in the system when the public authorities violate the laws. During the event, the police scapegoated their superiors for unconstitutional acts, yet the superiors denied the authorization, leaving the people with their rights infringed, but with no one responsible for the infringement. Being both a practitioner and a video documentarian, she not only uses video to represent social issues, but also to actively participate in actions.
DVD source： Taiwan Cinema Toolkit, Ministry of Culture, R.O.C.
|CHIANG Chih-kang, CHEN Yu-ching, GU Heng-yi|
|Excluded for public screenings：||Licensed to all regions except: Taiwan, China (not including Hong Kong, Macau)|
The film is for non-profit screening only.
2014 Taiwan International Documentary Festival, Grand Prize of Taiwan Award
2014 Golden Harvest Award, Grand Prize