Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous Peoples

Other than the traditional cultures of the aboriginal tribes of Taiwan, the most long-standing stereotypes of the aboriginals are that they share a na... (Read more)

Films
Old Seafarer
Old Seafarer

Luomabike is a young fisherman from Orchid Island. His lover Lofat tells him that a priest is taking her to Taiwan to learn tailoring. They bid farewe... (Read more)

Connection by Fate
Connection by Fate

A-Te used to be a social movement fanatic. But after suffering the pain of divorce and the death of his child, he changed his profession and became a ... (Read more)

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (Part II: The Rainbow Bridge)
Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (Part II: The Rainbow Bridge)

The colonial government view the uprising of the Seediq tribe as a major crisis andsend Major General Yahiko KAMADA, with 3,000 police and soldiers, t... (Read more)

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (Part I: The Sun Flag)
Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (Part I: The Sun Flag)

WEI Te-sheng's epic film Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale reclaims an extraordinary but little known episode from 20th century history. Between 18... (Read more)

Badu's Homework
Badu's Homework

The teacher at an aboriginal primary school nestled in the mountains gives the students a weekend assignment for which the students must try and find ... (Read more)

How Deep Is the Ocean
How Deep Is the Ocean

Shot on 16mm film, this documentary captures two years in the life of the director's friend, Mamuno, a Tao, or Lanyu island tribesman. Through Mamuno'... (Read more)

The Rhythm in Wulu Village
The Rhythm in Wulu Village

Wulu is a Bunun indigenous village in a mountainous part of Taitung. Traditional Bunun songs are all uniquely polyphonic, and “Pasibutbut (aka Tribute... (Read more)

Somewhere Over the Dreamland
Somewhere Over the Dreamland

Watan, a member of the aboriginal Atayal tribe, left his village to find work in the city, and returned as a depressive alcoholic with a broken leg. A... (Read more)

Fishing Luck
Fishing Luck

On a business trip, a Taipei young girl, Zing, travels to Orchid Island located 90 kilometers off the southeast coast of Taiwan. Her work is to test t... (Read more)

Sing It!
Sing It!

Tong-Pu primary school is located in a Bunun aboriginal village in central Taiwan. The Principal Bukut, who majors in P.E. rather than Music and under... (Read more)

A Place of One’s Own
A Place of One’s Own

Master Lin makes paper houses—or paper “origami villas”—for the dead. His son Gang has just started working at a real estate agency. His wife, A-Yue, ... (Read more)

Baseball Boys
Baseball Boys

A group of Taiwanese aboriginal boys from the countryside of Hualien, the island’s East Coast, are now in the fifth and sixth grades in Fu-Yuang Prima... (Read more)

God Man Dog
God Man Dog

Ching, a depressed hand model, tries to release herself from the pain of losing a newborn baby, but neither religious belief nor random affairs can he... (Read more)

Time for Dancing
Time for Dancing

This film documents three post-Cloud-Gate dancers of different backgrounds, trainings, and aesthetics. Lin Hsiang-Hsiu goes to the US to study dance. ... (Read more)

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