Beetung shares her story for TV docu series

Beetung Goo being interviewed for Taiwanese TV

Beetung Goo, Assistant Course Director of Postgraduate Studies and Director of International Student Support Programme, was filmed recently by Taiwanese production company, The Moment Production, for the upcoming docu series on migration ‘Over There’.

The series captures the stories of indigenous Taiwanese people who have migrated overseas to live and work.

Beetung, who is a Truku ethnic minority from Hualien, Taiwan, first came to the UK to study a BMus. After completing her Master’s in Instrumental Performance (French horn), she was appointed International Student Mentor at the Conservatoire.

In the episode set in Birmingham, Director Will Chen and Photographer Shiloh Chen filmed Beetung teaching, in meetings and working with international students at RBC.

The crew said: “This was the first time we had visited Birmingham and RBC. We thought that the atmosphere of a music institution would be more formal and restrained, but when we arrived, we found that the building was novel and the place was very energetic.

“Beetung’s story and her background are inspiring – an interesting tale over ten years of how she came from an isolated area in Taiwan to start afresh; living and working in Birmingham.”

Beetung’s colleagues were also interviewed and filmed, sharing stories about Beetung for a better understanding of her as a person and her career.

The series is expected to air on the Taiwan Indigenous TV (TITV) channel and will be available online on TaiwanPlus in 2025.

Beetung said: “This was an unique experience for me and I was so happy to be sharing my musical journey as Truku descent, my passion and work at RBC, and my love for my hometown Hualien.”

Photo by Shiloh Hsi-Lun Chen

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