Boundary Revelation

In 1949, the Chinese Party of China occupied the whole of mainland China, and the Nationalist Party of China, commonly known as the Kuomintang, retreated to Taiwan. But not all nationalist forces crossed the Taiwan Strait. Some went into hiding, waiting in the jungles of northern Burma and Thailand for orders from Taiwan. They ended up waiting for fifty years. Once a secret army, they became a lost army. The soldiers in the lost army were strangers in a strange land, stateless persons in northern Thailand. They had to put their lives on the line – even to bleed – in order to get Thai citizenship. Their story is a historical tragedy. A sense of displacement shaped their national identity, and their children, though born in Thailand, yearned for a faraway home: Taiwan. They’ve been fighting for fifty years. Maybe at the end of the day it’s hard to say who the real enemy is, and where their true country lies.

Region of Origin

Year of Release

2012

Duration

70 minutes

Format

HD, Color

Directors

08

Lee Li-Shao

Graduated from the Department of Broadcasting and TV, Shih-shin University, and studying at Beijing Film School

Has shot, written and directed numerous documentary films and drama which were awarded or selected for screening at various film festivals in Taiwan.