The Other Side


KE is a failed businessman in Taiwan who seeks to rebound and then works as a “Taiwanese Expat” in Shenzhen, China. Lili, a laborer from China, meets her Taiwanese husband online and moves to Taiwan in hope of a better life. Both KE and Lili cross the straits in hopes of achieving what they cannot find in their homeland. But how much do they really know about that country across the straits?

Political and social turbulence soon replace individual prosperity and self-fulfillment, creating conflicts and contradictions in the lives of these new immigrants. And despite the similar ancestry, KE and Lili must reconcile vast differences in their adoptive homes and come to terms with the fact that they will forever be “outsiders.”

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70 minutes


HDV, Color


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Tsai Tsung-lung

After receiving a BA in Law from the National Chengchi University and an MA in Mass Communication from Fu Jen Catholic University in Taiwan, TSAI Tsung-lung went on studying another MA in Film Studies at the University of East Anglia in the UK. TSAI currently works as an independent documentary film-maker and a teacher in the Department of Communication of the National Chung Cheng University.