A group of elderly men and women (average age 80) embark on a motorcycle tour around the island of Taiwan to prove that it’s never too late to live life to the fullest.
by Ada Tseng
The Taiwanese documentary Go Grandriders follows a group of octogenarians as they show the world — and themselves — that it is never too late to fulfill one’s dreams. 17 senior citizens, average age 80, sign up to take a motorcycle tour around the island of Taiwan. Their children worry that they are not healthy enough to ride for thirteen days straight (as a few of them have heart issues or even cancer), but these octogenarians have passed their medical tests and made up their minds. Along the way, there are some scares — some humorous, some more worrisome — but what’s a challenge without obstacles along the way?
Asia Pacific Arts conducts an email interview with director Hua Tien-hao about his inspiring documentary that was an unexpected hit in Taiwan.