‘Invisible Nation’ Sells to Abramorama – Premiering May 31

Last October, I was able to screen the documentary Invisible Nation – which I LOVED – about Taiwan at the Mill Valley Film Festival and at a special screening at Stanford University:

“An Intimate Portrait of President Tsai Ing-wen fighting for the survival of Taiwan’s democracy at a time when freedom around the world is under threat from authoritarianism. Learn more at www.invisiblenation.net

The documentary has been making the film festival circuit and I’ve been helping the filmmaker Vanessa Hope promote the film at various screenings. Now, I’m happy to learn that according to Variety, the film has been picked up by distributor Abramorama:

“Variety’s film critic Richard Kuipers wrote about the film: “The paradox interrogated in ‘Invisible Nation‘ is how such a vibrant, multi-party democracy now finds itself so diplomatically isolated, fighting for its future as a self-ruled country. With a large and impressive roster of Taiwanese and international interviewees surrounding the central footage of Tsai at home and rallying support abroad, Hope and her editors guide viewers clearly through major historical and contemporary events that have made Taiwan such a political hotspot.”

Abramorama will open “Invisible Nation” in New York City on May 31 at the Quad Cinema followed by additional cities nationwide. A multi-theater engagement in Los Angeles will begin on June 20 at the Laemmle Glendale, moving to the Laemmle Royal on June 21. Screenings will be followed by Q&As with the filmmakers and special guests.”

The filmmakers are doing an Oscar qualifying run of Invisible Nation in Encino in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California the week of May 24th.

I’m looking forward to the theatrical release and I’m really hoping for a future Oscar nomination and win for this awesome documentary. As a Taiwanese American, I think this documentary highlights Taiwan’s unique position in the world and why this democracy’s struggle against the threat of China deserves our attention. 

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I'm a Taiwanese-American and was born & raised in Western Massachusetts, went to college in upstate New York, worked in Connecticut, went to grad school in North Carolina and then moved out to the Bay Area in 1999 and have been living here ever since - love the weather and almost everything about the area (except the high cost of housing...)
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