Chi Po-lin

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Chi Po-lin
Born(1964-12-27)December 27, 1964
DiedJune 10, 2017(2017-06-10) (aged 52)
Alma materLunghwa University of Science and Technology
OccupationDocumentary director, photographer, cinematographer
Years active1997–2017
Musical career
Also known asPo-lin Chi

Chi Po-lin (27 December 1964 – 10 June 2017) was a Taiwanese documentary filmmaker, photographer and environmentalist, best known for his 2013 film Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above, which won Best Documentary at the 2013 Golden Horse Awards.[1]

On 10 June 2017, Chi along with his assistant Chen Kuan-chi and pilot Chang Chi-kuang died in a helicopter crash in a mountainous area in Hualien County's Fengbin Township. The group was shooting footage for the sequel to Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above, which was scheduled for release in 2019.[2][3][4] A memorial service was held in Taipei on 14 July 2017.[5] In March 2018, Chunghwa Post that still images from the sequel to Beyond Beauty would be released as stamp designs.[6]

Chi was married and had a son and a daughter.[7]


Year English title Mandarin title Role Notes
2012 Taiwan from the Air 鳥目台灣 Director, cinematographer Short film[8][9]
2013 Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above 看見台灣 Director, cinematographer
2014 Taichung - The Heart Of Taiwan 台中心動 Director, cinematographer Short film[10]
2019 Beyond Beauty II 看見台灣II Director, cinematographer Sequel to Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above[11][12][13]

Published works[edit]

  • Chi, Po-lin, Yeh, Huan-hui (1997). Images of the Northern Taiwan Second Freeway : Capturing the Feeling of Nature and the Earth. Taipei: MOTC. ISBN 9570201266.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  • Chi, Po-lin (2001). Tai wan fei lan. Taipei: Choice Development, Inc. (zh:秋雨文化 pinyin: Qiū yǔ wén huà). ISBN 986-7680-06-5.
  • Chi, Po-lin (2004). Our Land Our Story. Taipei: Choice Development, Inc. ISBN 986-7680-68-5.
  • Chi, Po-lin (2012). Cong kong zhong kan tai wan : qi bo lin kong zhong she ying ji. Taipei: Owl Publishing House. ISBN 978-986-262-110-3.
  • Chi, Po-lin (2013). Wo di xin, wo di yan, kan jian tai wan: qi bo lin kong pai 20 nian di jian chi yu shen qing. Taipei: Booklife. ISBN 9789861334691.
  • Chi, Po-lin (2015). Beyond Beauty : Taiwan from Above. Taipei: Above Taiwan. ISBN 978-986-92467-0-5.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2003 Keep Walking Fund Project Grand Prize[14] N/A Won
2012 Xue Xue Awards Special Contribution Award[15] N/A Won
2013 50th Golden Horse Awards Best Documentary Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above Won
2014 Dunxu High School of Industry and Commerce Outstanding Alumni Award N/A Honored
2014 Lunghwa University of Science and Technology Outstanding Alumni Award N/A Honored


  1. ^ Lee, Hsien-feng; Wu, Lilian (10 June 2017). "Acclaimed Taiwanese director believed dead in helicopter crash". Central News Agency. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  2. ^ Chung, Jake (11 June 2017). "Filmmaker dies in Hualien crash". Taipei Times. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Sequel announced to award-winning aerial documentary". Taiwan News. 10 June 2017. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Helicopter that killed film director used for 15 years". Taipei Times. 11 June 2017. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  5. ^ Cheng, Sabine; Chen, Christie (14 July 2017). "Son of late director gives touching tribute at memorial service". Central News Agency. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  6. ^ Shan, Shelley (28 March 2018). "Stamps to feature final images captured by Chi". Taipei Times. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  7. ^ "從交通部公務員到空拍記錄片大師 齊柏林為《看見台灣》而生,為《看見台灣》而死" (in Chinese). 10 June 2017. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
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  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-12-11. Retrieved 2017-06-10.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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