Everyday Maneuver

Direction
Year
2018
Country
  • Taiwan
Duration
6min
Audio Tracks
Subtitles

Everyday Maneuver is a video that documents the annual Wanan Air Raid Drill, when the hustle and bustle of Taipei comes to a halt the moment the air raid sirens sound over the city. From its inception in 1978, the drill is mandatory for all Taiwanese to join. Despite the lifting of martial law in 1987, the drill continues to take place nationwide every spring. Today this ritual serves as a reminder that the threat of annexation still lurks across the strait. At the same time, this everydayness of warfare conjures a ghost city in modern-day Taiwan that becomes the perfect selfie spot for Taiwanese young people.

Details

  • Original title
    Everyday Maneuver
  • Direction
  • Duration
    6 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
    2018
  • Country
    • Taiwan
  • Colour
    • Colour

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