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Taiwan souvenir sheet remembers documentary filmmaker

Aug 31, 2018, 4 AM
The Taiwan from the Air souvenir sheet of four depicts aerial photographs taken by Chi Po-lin. Chi was killed in a helicopter crash June 10, 2017, while filming a sequel to his documentary film Beyond Beauty: Taiwan From Above.

New Stamps of the World – By Denise McCarty 

A souvenir sheet from Taiwan remembers documentary filmmaker, photographer and environmentalist Chi Po-lin (1964-2017), who died in a helicopter crash while shooting a sequel to the 2013 documentary Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above.

Issued June 8, the souvenir sheet is called Taiwan from the Air.

It includes four se-tenant stamps depicting aerial photographs by Chi: Cattle on Mount Dajian, Hengchun, Pingtung County (NT$8), A Choir on Mount Jade, Nantou County (NT$9), The Setting Sun over Fish-farms, Yongan, Kaohsiung City (NT$13), and Giant Footprints in Paddy Fields at Yuli, Hualien Country (NT$15).

Arteck Creative Consultants designed the souvenir sheet. France’s La Poste printed it by offset.

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