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Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above (2013)

Documenting Taiwan from an aerial perspective offering a glimpse of Taiwan's natural beauty as well as the effect of human activities and urbanization on our environment.


Po-lin Chi


Chi-chuan Tsui (screenplay), Chi-chuan Tsui
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Credited cast:
Xiang Hong Xiang Hong ... Self
Cing-Soong Lai Cing-Soong Lai ... Self
Nolay Piho ... Self (singing voice) (as Ching-Tai Lin)
Nien-Jen Wu ... Narrator


A documentary that documents Taiwan from an aerial perspective. It offers viewers a glimpse of Taiwan's natural beauty as well as the effect of human activities and urbanization to our environment. Written by ycl6

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Revelation, Inspiration and Introspection
4 July 2018 | by cheer88See all my reviews

I was not aware of this documentary until recently. I went back Taiwan to see my ailing mother one last time and my sister-in-law mentioned it to me. I was able to find it online after I came back . What a astonishing treat!

Taiwan has been gradually changed in the past three decades while I was away. I am certain for the better. I grew up in 70' and 80' while the economic miracles were happening and citizens on the island were suffering through environmental detriments. This film is a testimony of that. Now we bear the great responsibilities to leave a clean planet to our children. We need not to take it lightly. I am reassuring this film presented insight of it.

I wondered why this film did not gain world wide attentions. The subjects might be somewhat sensitive to the public images of Taiwan. In the traditional sense of eastern cultures, we don't do dirty laundries in front of others. Nevertheless, most people living on this plant share the common environmental consensus now. We should not be shamed of what we have gone through and look for the better future.

I am saddened by the death of the film maker. Maybe this film ought to seek to be released on Netflix. I would think people might like to have a glimpse of such an island carrying a long and highly developed civilization.

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Chinese | Mandarin

Release Date:

1 November 2013 (Taiwan) See more »

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Тайвань с высоты See more »

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$3,400,000 (estimated)

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Taiwan Aerial Imaging See more »
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Color | Color (DCP)
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