Homart Pharmaceuticals was invited to attend the ‘Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above’ premiere and received an opportunity to communicate face to face with Director Mr. CHI Po-Lin. The film was nominated for Best Documentary and Best Original Film Score at the Golden Horse Awards, winning the best documentary category. It was shown in the Sydney Event Cinema on the 1st of July and won many favorable comments from the audience.
‘Beyond Beauty, Taiwan from Above’ is the first film which documents Taiwan in aerial photography. It is produced by HOU Hsiaohsien, and photographed and directed by Taiwan’s aerial photographer CHI Po-lin and narrated by WU Nienjen. The music is composed by Ricky HO. It truly records Taiwan’s beauty and sadness, and it has made a great impact since its release and won the Golden Horse Award in 2013.
‘Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above’ is the first Documentary that portrays Taiwan from such a great height and angle. The documentary introduces viewers to the island nation’s rich landscapes while also revealing the environmental effects of human development. Director and cinematographer CHI Po-lin captured his footage over the course of hundreds of hours spent filming from a helicopter, employing the geographical expertise that he developed as a photographer for the National Highway Engineering Bureau. The documentary describes both the “beauty and sorrow” of Taiwan by juxtaposing awe-inspiring views of its mountains and coastlines with images of industrial devastation that are equally affecting. The heart of the film is a sobering examination of the extensive pollution and destruction caused by factory waste, heavy logging, overharvesting of cash crops, and high levels of electricity use. The film presents the undeniable reality of the damage and urges audiences to acknowledge the truth. This educational film urges people to preserve the environment and stop pollution.
Since Homart Pharmaceuticals was established in 1992, it has made significant contribution in its own areas, and besides that, Homart puts great attention in attending various cultural communication and environmental protection activities. Homart believes the organisation has its own culture and spirit. It is always Homart’s target to be an organization which is respected by others and take responsibility to care the society; protecting the environment and being actively involved in various community events.
Homart Pharmaceuticals’ phone: 02-9648 2880, website: www.homart.com.au.
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