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Invisible Nation

Vanessa Hope
Artistic Collaborations Female Director Human Rights & Society 2023 85 min United States, Taiwan
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A fascinating portrait of Taiwan and its first female president Tsai Ing-wen.

With unprecedented access to Taiwan’s sitting head of state, director Vanessa Hope investigates the election and tenure of Tsai Ing-wen, the first female president of Taiwan.

The documentary shows how the progressive President Tsai is elected for a second term in 2020, in a clear signal to China. Her story is interspersed with interviews with historians from home and abroad, activists and academics, who provide a fascinating analysis of circumstances on the surprisingly liberal island.


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  • Chu Chen
  • Yu-jie Chen
  • Bi-Khim Hsiao


  • Vanessa Hope


  • Laura Hudock
  • Michael Geier



  • Wei-San Hsu


  • Double Hope Films
  • Seine Pictures
  • 100 Chapters Productions


Friday 01 March 2024 18:30
Lieux : Ciné Utopia
Audio : Chinese,English
Subtitles : English
Screening : Public Screening

Vanessa Hope

Vanessa Hope
Vanessa Hope

Vanessa Hope is an award-winning producer and director who has produced multiple acclaimed films in China including Berlin International Film Festival selection, Wang Quanan’s The Story Of Ermei (2004) and Cannes Film Festival selection, Chantal Akerman’s Tombee De Nuit Sur Shanghai (2009), part of an omnibus of films, The State Of The World. She has also produced and directed her own short films, including China In Three Words (2013) and two episodes of China Collection. In 2015, she directed the documentary All Eyes and Ears on diplomatic relations between the United States and China.


  • Invisible Nation 2023
  • China Connection : Joan (short) 2015
  • All Eyes and Ears 2015
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