Beyond Beauty – Taiwan from Above 看見台灣 is a documentary that takes you above the clouds to see the beauty and sorrow of Taiwan. Director Chi Po-Lin 齊柏林 spent almost three years flying in helicopters above the island, just to show people what Taiwan looks like from high above. It is the hope of the director that people who watched the film will be able to experience the danger facing the islands, while at the same time to gain deeper understanding of Taiwan. Produced by acclaimed-Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien 侯孝賢, Beyond Beauty – Taiwan from Above has been nominated for and won the Golden Horse Awards 金馬獎 (Taiwan’s equivalent of the Academy Awards) for Best Documentary and Best Original Film Score. Showing begins this Friday, 1 November 2013 in select theaters in Taiwan. See behind the scenes videos on the film’s YouTube channel.