Thee is no boat in LOVE BOAT TAIWAN. That is the nickname given to the Taiwanese program designed to attract young Taiwanese and Chinese visitors from abroad to spend a few weeks in Taiwan to be immersed in Taiwanese culture. A typical daily routine involves a flag raising ceremony, Mandarin language lessons,
Chinese brush painting and martial-arts training before being taken on a bus for an afternoon excursion, often to visit Chang-Lei Check monuments. The program is not totally successful as the young ones , being youthful are rebellious are out for a good time, often breaking curfew to go partying.
The film is comprised of interviews of past visitors who lend both their humour and points-of-view on what they experienced. Director Soe knows that her doc is to be taken in with a grain of salt, resulting in an entraining while enlightening documentary on her bananas.
These visitors are called bananas as they are yellow on the outside and white on the inside.
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