1/07/2013

真男人: Taiwanese Marathoner


Three customers at my restaurant made this documentary about Chang Chia-che (張嘉哲), a marathoner from Taiwan. There's some really good stuff here, for example, Chang's insights into competition: he feels a sense of achievement just from running. It's not necessary to win medals, etc. Chang lives in Yonghe (永和), so you'll probably recognize some of the scenery if you're Taipei-based.

I asked the film-makers how they expected to make any money. The doc is, after all, posted on YouTube. They said they didn't make this documentary with an expectation of making money.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

It was Kevin Lin (Traditional Chinese:林義傑, November 19, 1976) who run through Sahara desert, not Chang, my mistake.
ChoSan

Patrick Cowsill said...

I asked them if it was Kevin Lin also when they first described the doc to me.

Anonymous said...

"Running the Sahara." 2007, 103 min.
It is in the NETFLIX, (US$8.00 a month.)
ChoSan

Ed said...

Great! I sure recognized the scenery when they were running in Maokong, as I guess you did too Patrick :) Thank you for posting this. Very inspirational. Kevin Lin is the real deal though. He's an international legend.

vicky said...

How is your work developing the Taiwanese SPCA coming?

Patrick Cowsill said...

I am not working on an SPCA project. Sean McCormack is doing great work though as an animal rescuer. You can check out his organization on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TaiwanAnimalSOS

vicky said...

Oh, sorry, I thought that was you.