Hollywood movie star Joseph Gordon-Levitt debuted his finished project “Lost in Taiwan” on Facebook on Friday, and commented alongside a Taiwanese flag emoji, that he was “blown away and deeply touched” by Taiwanese social media users’ enthusiasm.
Gordon Levitt had previously asked Taiwanese social media users for pictures and videos that best showcased Taiwan for his platform hitRECord.
In his post, Gordon-Levitt explained that the project featured “writing, photography, video, music and voice acting from more than 150 contributors.”
“This script began as a simple prompt to finish this sentence: ‘When I think of Taiwan, I think of ________.’, Gordon-Levitt wrote.
“I’ve been blown away and deeply touched by your enthusiasm for this project, and I wanted to extend a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who participated. Your creativity and talent is inspiring.” Gordon-Levitt wrote.
In the two-minute and half video, some mentioned temples and incense, sitting on scooters and feeling the wind on their faces and convenience stores that are never more than a few steps away.
Others mentioned that when they think of Taiwan, they think of democracy and freedom, putting especial emphasis on Taiwanese citizens’ active political participation.
Near the end of the video, a narrator can be heard saying, “Most of all, I think of Taiwan as part of who I am. A land of free will, a land of young mind, a land that embraces humanity, a land that I call home.”