Taiwan: Island of Freedom (1963)

| Documentary, Short
A short film produced by the US Navy for US servicemen newly arrived in Taiwan, telling them something about the country and its people, and especially telling them how to stay out of ... See full summary »

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Eric Strutt

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Eric Strutt
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Kai-Shek Chiang Kai-Shek Chiang ... Himself (archive footage)
Glenn Ford ... Himself - Narrator
Zedong Mao Zedong Mao ... Himself (archive footage)
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A short film produced by the US Navy for US servicemen newly arrived in Taiwan, telling them something about the country and its people, and especially telling them how to stay out of trouble and treat the Chinese with respect. The film is also meant as a propaganda piece to impress upon servicemen that the Red Chinese are still technically at war with Taiwan and reminding them that their job is to help the Chinese defend the island in case of a Red Chinese attack. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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USA

Language:

English

Filming Locations:

Taiwan

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Decent Short
19 August 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Taiwan: Island of Freedom (1963)

** (out of 4)

This twenty minute short was produced by the U.S. Air Force Air Photographic and Charting Service as an introduction to solders who were landing in Taiwan. Glenn Ford narrates and hosts the introduction as we get to see various locations around Taiwan as well as learning about their culture and way of life.

Obviously, watching this today isn't quite the same as watching it when first released. For the most part it's a mildly entertaining short that I'm sure was useful for soldiers when they arrived in a foreign place that they probably had little to no knowledge about. There's some nice scenery of the place, which is beneficial today but at the same time there's no question that the overall tone is rather dry and a bit too boring for its own good.


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