Creating Something| 1hr : 26mins
Director: Kilasme Wu | Producer: Kilasme Wu
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: Taiwan
The documentary Create Something is a compilation of over six years of footage, which follows the Anti-High Tuition Movement in Taiwan. What started out as a group of old friends demonstrating as activists, has over the years, inspirationally grew to a massive coalition that has successfully influenced countless Taiwanese education policies. Supported by many organizations and unions, the coalition is directly evident of the growing distress of education affordability for most Taiwanese.
However, the growing problem of access to basic affordable education is a global issue. Kilasme Wu, the director of the film states that "The issue of the matter is not an argument over a mere savings of a few hundred dollars for students and their families. How we shape the education of the coming generation is how we shape the society that we shall become." The documentary explores further into the realistic consequences of severe social disparity which is already growing from the diminishing middle class in Taiwan as well as around the world in other first world countries.