Before the Sun Shines 當陽光照耀前

Format: Feature
Sub-Format: Documentary
Genre: Biopic, Gay, History, Human Rights
Production stage: Production
Countries of Origin: Taiwan
Countries of Filming: Taiwan
Film languages: 國語
Estimated Production Date: 2017-02-02
Team Leader: 張弘榤
Send a message: 張弘榤

Logline

In 2017, a Constitutional ruling made Chi Chia-wei a hero in the gay community. A 30-year struggle seemed to reach its final destination.

Story

Chi Chia-wei used to give away condoms during the 80s while dressing as Snow White, Jesus or the mummy. His activism received a lot of attention from the media, and also discrimination from the general public. As a volunteer striving to make more people understand AIDS, he organized a press conference at which he came out, becoming the first person in Taiwan to do so. In 2017, a Constitutional ruling made him a hero in the gay community. A 30-year struggle seemed to reach its final destination.

More about this project

祁家威(台灣首位出櫃男同志)開啟台灣同志運動起點,也是同婚釋憲的申請人,貫穿30台灣同運30年的活歷史,讓台灣成為首個亞洲同婚的國家。

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張弘榤
Born in Taipei, Taiwan, and graduated from the Department of Radio and Television of National Taiwan University of Arts, Chang has been working as an independent documentary filmmaker, making society see a more diverse and different side of people and things through his lens.