Last month, documentary film maker Chi Po-lin and his assistant died in a helicopter crash while filming the sequel to his acclaimed documentary film "Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above". On Jul.16, Chi's family and friends held a memorial concert in memory of him.
Singing "Rising up by a Balloon", the Vox Nativa Choir Taiwan paid tribute to late director Chi Po-lin. This, was his favorite song.
Composer Ricky Ho played the theme of "Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above", a documentary film directed by Chi, to commemorate him. On Jul.16, Above Taiwan Cinema, along with Chi's family and friends, held a memorial concert in memory of Chi. Chi's friends, director Wu Nien-jen and cinematographer Lee Ping-bing, served as the moderator for the concert. Media veteran Sisy Chen expressed her condolences in tears.
==SISY CHEN Media veteran==
Chi's death threw me into sadness. I have learned a lot from him.
==LEE PING-BING Cinematographer==
He brought us up to the sky, and let us see the wound and the sorrow of our beautiful land. You are irreplaceable, Chi.
Last month, Chi and his assistant died in a helicopter crash, while filming the sequel to "Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above". Chi's family and friends hope that Chi's spirit and work can be carried forward.
==CHI TING-HUAN son of Chi Po-lin==
I hope that everyone can carry forward his ideals, his expectations toward Taiwan, and his passion for the land with us. My father's aspiration will always remain high up in the clear blue sky.
Chi devoted and even sacrificed his life to reveal the beauty of Taiwanese landscape and what human activity has done to that beauty. His effort to raise awareness of environmental issues in Taiwan will always be remembered.
TRANSLATED BY ARIEL HSIEH