“It’s been really tough and lonely for the past 11 years while filming this story as the bears weren’t on demand. Through this movie, we can get to know this exclusive bear in Taiwan and what their live threats are on planet earth.” - Mai Chueh-Ming

U.S. Premiere


Decades of over development, illegal hunting and frequent human activities in the mountains have caused the Taiwan Black Bear’s near extinction. Since 2008, the experienced mountaineer/director Mai led his team to document Professor Huang Mei-show, the only researcher who studied the Taiwan Black Bear deep in the forest miles away from civilisation. Through the film’s visual aesthetics, viewers can explore the beauty of the Taiwanese mountains, get a sense of the research and filming teams’ passion for the bears, and the painful ordeals bears all over the world experience.

About the director:

Mai Chueh-Ming

Director Chueh-Ming Mai, a Taiwanese director, a producer and a host for his program, meanwhile he is also a professional mountaineer, an explorer, and a researcher for wildlife and human history. He worked on《MIT The Story Of Taiwan》for more than 18 years, he remains a record of winning five Golden Bell Award out of twenty nominations on this program.

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