Love Boat

DocFilm is delighted to announce their partnership with SF State Asian American Studies Professor Valerie Soe as she works on her new film, Love Boat: Taiwan.

Love Boat: Taiwan, a feature-length documentary, looks into of one of the longest running summer programs in the world. Love Boat: Taiwan revisits the program's participants and explores the history and popularity of this well-known program, sponsored by the Taiwanese government, which takes place every summer in Taiwan. Despite its high-minded aspirations that include classes in Mandarin-language study, martial arts, and brush painting, the program’s popularity stems from another source: its reputation as an excellent place for college-aged Taiwanese Americans and other overseas Chinese to hook up and find romance. For this reason—even though it does not take place on a ship, but at a conference center in Taipei—the program is more commonly known by its romantic nickname—the Taiwan Love Boat.