‘Love Boat: Taiwan’ Traces Asian Diaspora and Taiwanese Identities — Cinema Escapist

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Director Valerie Soe explores a study tour that’s become a legend among Taiwanese-Americans.

— by Anthony Kao: While growing up as a Taiwanese-American teenager, I heard many rumors about this legendary program called “Love Boat,” in which Taiwan’s government would subsidize a hookup-filled tour around the island.

Alas, I never applied—but now I can discover what I missed out on through Love Boat: Taiwan, which recently premiered in Los Angeles and will screen in San Francisco on May 17, 2019 at CAAMFest 2019. Made by a Love Boat alum, the documentary offers approachable insights into the complexities of both Asian diaspora and Taiwanese identities…

Image courtesy of Visual Communications

May 6, 2019 — 02:52 UTC


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