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Directed, produced and written by Diana Shih.

Betel nut is a popular stimulant in many parts of Asia, and Taiwan is no exception. In the past, the betel nut is a multi-million dollar industry in Taiwan. but the industry is decline as the betel nut farms are harmful to both the environment and consumers. 


Blackwood and Pandora are an aboriginal couple who run a small betel nut business in Nantou County, Taiwan. Along with their two children, the couple faces different challenges from running a betal nut stand. 

This documentary takes you on a journey to live a day with the betel nut family.

The Betel Nut Road: A Taiwanese Aboriginal Family's Journey

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