|Died||June 10, 2017 (aged 52)|
Fengbin, Hualien, Taiwan
|Cause of death||Helicopter crash|
|Alma mater||Lunghwa University of Science and Technology|
|Occupation||Documentary director, photographer, cinematographer|
|Also known as||Po-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.
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. A memorial service was held in Taipei on 14 July 2017. Asteroid 281068 Chipolin, discovered by Taiwanese astronomers Hung-Chin Lin and Ye Quan-Zhi in 2006, was named in his memory. The official naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center on 4 November 2017 (M.P.C. 107122). In March 2018, Chunghwa Post that still images from the sequel to Beyond Beauty would be released as stamp designs. In April 2019, the Chi Po-lin Space dedicated to Chi opened in Tamsui.
Chi was married and had a son and a daughter.
|Year||English title||Mandarin title||Role||Notes|
|2012||Taiwan from the Air||鳥目台灣||Director, cinematographer||Short film|
|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|
|2019||Beyond Beauty II||看見台灣II||Director, cinematographer||Sequel to Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above|
- 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
|2003||Keep Walking Fund Project||Grand Prize||N/A||Won|
|2012||Xue Xue Awards||Special Contribution Award||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|
- Lee, Hsien-feng; Wu, Lilian (10 June 2017). "Acclaimed Taiwanese director believed dead in helicopter crash". Central News Agency. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
- Chung, Jake (11 June 2017). "Filmmaker dies in Hualien crash". Taipei Times. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
- "Sequel announced to award-winning aerial documentary". Taiwan News. 10 June 2017. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
- "Helicopter that killed film director used for 15 years". Taipei Times. 11 June 2017. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
- Cheng, Sabine; Chen, Christie (14 July 2017). "Son of late director gives touching tribute at memorial service". Central News Agency. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
- "281068 Chipolin (2006 OK1)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
- "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
- Shan, Shelley (28 March 2018). "Stamps to feature final images captured by Chi". Taipei Times. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
- Chen, Hsin-yu; Hetherington, William (24 April 2019). "Chi Po-lin gallery opens in Tamsui". Taipei Times. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
- "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). match.net.tw. 10 June 2017. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
- "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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