“God Man Dog” 流浪神狗人 Film Screening + Q&A

December 6, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – December 6, 2014 @ 5:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Multipurpose Room
Student Resource Building
University of California, Santa Barbara, Isla Vista, CA 93117
FREE! Open to the Public.

God Man Dog FIlm

Singing Chen (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
Singing Chen
(Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Director/Writer, Singing Chen brings us a story of interwoven lives in God Man Dog. Ching, a depressed hand model, tries to release herself from the pain of losing a newborn baby, but neither religious belief nor random affairs can help her. Her husband is an architect, deeply involved in the power/money games of the real eastate business. An Aboriginal couple, Biung and Mei, toil to live a poor life, transporting top grade peaches between a remote tribe in Taidong and Taipei city every day. Yet they find themselves valued less than even the peaches. One legged Yellow Bull drives a truck, filled with deserted god statues of various sizes, roaming around to pick up and shelter more. A homeless boy accompanies him, collecting amulets to earn blessings. Then there’s a fatal car accident caused by a stray dog. The lives of the three groups of characters converge and are changed as a result.

Refreshments served before screening

Film in Chinese with English Subtitles. Q&A in English and Chinese.

Sponsored by Center for Taiwanese StudiesEast Asia Center, Taiwanese Student Association, UCSB Taiwan Academy, Ministry of Culture (R.O.C.), Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (L.A.)