Early spring is a good time to travel, so Dou Wentao, Leung Man Tao and the team of ‘Behind the Headlines with Wen Tao’ have gone for a special trip to Taitung, Taipei and Yilan. This time Wentao’s journey is accompanied by celebrities like Shu Guozhi, Tsai Mingliang, Lin Hwaimin, Yao Chien and Bowie Tsang and their interactions provide us a glimpse of the cozy and enjoyable Taiwan.
<b>A wandering journey with Shu Guozhi (3 x 30')</b>
Renowned Taiwanese writer and wanderer Shu Guozhi led Wentao and Man Tao to Taipei and Taitung to spend ‘an ideal afternoon’. In Taitung, the trio ran into the legendary dancer and founder of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre Lin Hwaimin, the four of them had a spontaneous yet insightful conversation on various issues.
<b>Tsai Mingliang speaks on his films (2 x 30')</b>
Wentao and Man Tao came to Director Tsai's Cafe Galerie, a historical spot-turned cafe curated by Tsai Mingliang, who is one of the most celebrated directors of Taiwanese Cinema. The two hosts had a sagacious and entertaining discussion on movies with director Tsai.
<b>Deconstructing the cultural power of Taiwan (3 x 30')</b>
Famous music producer Yao Chien brought Wentao and Man Tao to cultural landmarks like Guling Street and Eslite Bookstore. While reviewing the histories of these places, they talked enthusiastically about the cultural phenomenon in Beijing and Taiwan.
<b>Bowie Tsang talks about slow living and in-depth travel (1 x 30')</b>
Versatile artist Bowie Tsang invited the hosts to a teahouse where she spends her free time. Under a relaxing atmosphere, she shared her views on slow living style in Taipei and why she enjoys in-depth travelling.
<b>Meeting the masters in Taiwanese art scene (1 x 30')</b>
Wentao and Man Tao met two important figures in Taiwanese theatre and design. While discussing on the understanding of love with Nai-chu Ding, the managing director of the leading theatre group ‘Performance Workshop’; the presenter duo listened to interior designer Ernest Guan’s preference on designing his own residence.
<b>A localized trip to Yilan (2 x 30')</b>
Our hosts went to Yilan this time for a local tour, guided by Yang Zhao, a Taiwanese Social Anthropology scholar. Sitting in front of the Gueishan Island, the three had a witty chat about the characteristics and culture of people in Yilan.