A scene from an anatomy class, in which medical students show respect to their “silent teacher”, from the Taiwanese documentary film The Silent Teacher.

Film about Taiwanese family donating body for dissection required director to tread carefully, he says

Maso Chen’s slice-of-life narrative The Silent Teacher uses artful approach to get around taboos about death and show the impact on family of matriarch’s decision to donate her body for use in medical students’ training

Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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A scene from an anatomy class, in which medical students show respect to their “silent teacher”, from the Taiwanese documentary film The Silent Teacher.
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