LOVE BOAT: TAIWAN, looks into one of the longest running summer programs in the world. The endearing documentary revisits the program’s participants and explores the history and popularity of this well-known program, which is sponsored by the Taiwanese government. Despite its high-minded aspirations that include classes in Mandarin-language study, martial arts, and brush painting, the program’s popularity stems from another source: its reputation as an excellent place for college-aged Taiwanese Americans and other overseas Chinese to hook up and find romance. Because of this, although it does not take on a ship and is landlocked at a conference center in Taipei, the program is more commonly known by its romantic nickname – the Taiwan Love Boat.
Co-presented by: Taiwanese American Professionals – Seattle
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