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Beyond Beauty: Taiwan From Above review: Hope for ravaged beauty

A photographer's love for Taiwan, whose natural charms are ruined by human beings, shines through in documentary

Published on Aug 27, 2014 7:06 PM
Looming tragedy: Aerial photography by Chi Po-lin for Beyond Beauty: Taiwan From Above. -- PHOTO: TAIWAN AERIAL IMAGING

Review Documentary


93 minutes/Opens tomorrow/****

The story: Taiwan's Chi Po-lin was an aerial photographer in the civil service and he quit his job to turn his eye on the state of things in Taiwan in his first film. Sweeping vistas of natural beauty and damning portraits of pollution and over-development unfold to a voiceover by acclaimed director Wu Nien-jen.

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