Fri 12 July | 14:00 | Pálás Screen 1

2023 | USA, Taiwan | 85’

English, Mandarin Chinese

With unprecedented access to Taiwan’s first female president, Tsai Ing-wen, director Vanessa Hope crafts a fascinating portrait of Taiwan and the country’s struggle to preserve its hard-won democracy.

Invisible Nation is a living account of Tsai’s tightrope walk as she balances the hopes and dreams of her nation between the colossal geopolitical forces of the U.S. and China. Archive footage and TV news excerpts illustrate the long history of this constantly colonized island, and provide context for the current political situation.

Irish Premiere  |  Post-show discussion will follow

Director: Vanessa Hope
Producers: Ted Hope, Vanessa Hope, Cassandra Jabola, Ivan Orlic, Sylvia Feng

Principal funder