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Taiwan Film Festival 臺灣電影節 2017- Indigenous Representations and Responses 原民現身與迴聲

Australian Centre on China in the World

Friday, 1 December 2017 at 5:30 pm - Sunday, 3 December 2017 at 9:00 pm (AEDT)

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Type End Quantity
OPENING NIGHT: Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale I 賽德克·巴萊 : 太陽旗
Friday 1 December, 5.30 - 8.45pm
01/12/2017 Free  
Song of Orchid Island 蘭嶼之歌
Saturday 2 December, 10.00 - 11.35am
02/12/2017 Free  
How Deep is the Ocean 海有多深
Saturday 2 December, 11.45am - 12.45pm
02/12/2017 Free  
Asia is One アジアは一つ
Saturday 2 December, 2.00 - 3.40pm
02/12/2017 Free  
Lokah Laqi (Hang in There, Kids!) 只要我長大
Saturday 2 December, 4.30 - 6.00pm
02/12/2017 Free  
Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale II 賽德克·巴萊: 彩虹橋
Saturday 2 December, 7.30 - 9.45pm
02/12/2017 Free  
Voices of Orchid Island 蘭嶼觀點
Sunday 3 December, 10.00 - 11.15am
03/12/2017 Free  
Old Seafarer 老海人洛馬比克
Sunday 3 December, 11.20 - 11.45am
03/12/2017 Free  
Connection by Fate 超級公民
Sunday 3 December, 1.30-3.30pm
03/12/2017 Free  
Children in Heaven 天堂小孩
Sunday 3 December, 4.15- 4.25pm
03/12/2017 Free  
My River 我家門前有大河
Sunday 3 December, 4.30-5.30pm
03/12/2017 Free  
Wawa no cidal 太陽的孩子
Sunday 3 December, 7.30-9.00pm
03/12/2017 Free  

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Indigenous cultures form the foundation of contemporary Taiwan. Yet representation of indigenous people in Taiwan cinema has at imes been controversial. These films range from stereotypical portrayals of Taiwan’s aboriginal peoples in the 1960s to popular contemporary works by indigenous directors. This diverse program features documentaries and feature films that engage with cultural, social, ecological and political issues pertinent to Taiwan’s past and present.

All screenings are FREE and open to the public, but bookings are essential. All films have English subtitles.

Ticket registration will be available from 1 November 2017 | Download the programme


 


 

Opening Night - Friday 1 December

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale I 賽德克·巴萊 : 太陽旗

 

5pm Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale I 賽德克·巴萊 : 太陽旗 (2h24m; 2011, MA15+)

Directed by Wei Te-sheng 魏德聖

This epic film, produced by John Woo and one of Taiwan’s box office hits, recounts the violent events of the Wushe Incident, a Seediq uprising against Japanese rule in 1930.

Saturday 2 December

Song of Orchid Island 蘭嶼之歌  

10am Song of Orchid Island 蘭嶼之歌(1h34m; 1965)

Directed by Pan Lei 潘壘

Filmed on this idyllic island southeast of Taiwan, Song of Orchid Island employs common stereotypes to deliver a romantic story of a doctor’s encounter with an island girl.

 How Deep is the Ocean 海有多深    
11.45am How Deep is the Ocean 海有多深 (60m; 2000; PG)

Directed by TangShiang-chu 湯湘竹

Dislocation and despair, return and recovery, this film documents one Yami (Tao) man’s journey from Orchid Island to Taipei and back again, escaping addiction through the healing powers of community and the ocean.

 Asia is One アジアは一つ    
2pm Asia is One アジアは一つ (1h36m;1972)

Directed by Nihon Documentary Union

Filmed by activist documentary makers from Tokyo, this recently rediscovered underground film takes us from Taiwanese migrant workers in American-occupied Okinawa to a small Atayal village in the mountains of eastern Taiwan.

 Lokah Laqi (Hang in There, Kids!) 只要我長大    
4.30pm Lokah Laqi (Hang in There, Kids!) 只要我長大 (1h30m; 2016; PG)

Directed by Laha Mebow 陳潔瑤

Discover the challenges and joys of life from the perspective of three charismatic boys living in Sqoyaw village in Taichung.

 Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale II 賽德克·巴萊: 彩虹橋    
7.30pm Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale II 賽德克·巴萊: 彩虹橋 (2h12m; 2011; MA15+)

Directed by Wei Te-sheng 魏德聖

Continuing from the first film, shown on Friday night, the conflict between the Seediq and the Japanese forces escalates with brutal consequences.

Sunday 3 December

Voices of Orchid Island 蘭嶼觀點   10am Voices of Orchid Island 蘭嶼觀點 (1h13m; 1993; PG)

Directed by Hu Tai-li 胡台麗

The film by Taiwan’s most eminent ethnographic film makers, examines the social and ecological problems that Yami (Tao) people face, especially the government’s controversial and continued use of the island as a nuclear waste dump.

Old Seafarer 老海人洛馬比克  
11.20am Old Seafarer 老海人洛馬比克 (25m; 2015; PG)

Directed by Cheng Yu-Chieh 鄭有傑

Based on a story by Syaman Rapongan 夏曼‧藍波安, a noted writer of Orchid Island’s Yami (Tao) tribe, this gentle short film looks at the complexities of young love in the martial law period (1947-97) while evoking deep economic and spiritual connections with the ocean.

Connection by Fate 超級公民  
1.30pm Connection by Fate 超級公民 (1h53m; 1998; PG)

Directed by Wan Jen 萬仁

Starring musician Chang Chen-yue 張震嶽/Ayal Komod 海雅谷慕, this is one of the few films of Taiwan’s famed New Cinema movement to consider indigenous Taiwan. Director Wan Jen hauntingly explores intersections of the afterlife and daily struggle in a gritty and lonely fin de siècle Taipei.

Children in Heaven 天堂小孩  
4.15pm Children in Heaven 天堂小孩 (13m; 1997)

Directed by Mayaw Biho 馬躍‧比吼

Children in Heaven documents the aboriginal community living under the Sanying Bridge in New Taipei City. The film addresses aboriginal people’s right to housing by observing how the community faces the annual cycle of forced eviction and subsequent home construction.

My River 我家門前有大河  
4.30pm My River 我家門前有大河(60m; 2009)

Directed by Mayaw Biho 馬躍‧比吼

Ten years after Children in Heaven, following the umpteenth demolition of the residences of Sanying in New Taipei City, Mayaw Biho returned with his camera to meet the family he had filmed. The film takes a close look at the dire situation faced by many Taiwanese aborigines.

Wawa no cidal 太陽的孩子  
7.30pm Wawa no cidal 太陽的孩子(1h39m; 2015)

Directed by Cheng Yu-Chieh 鄭有傑 and Lekal Sumi Cilangasan 勒嘎·舒米

Conflicts surrounding family, real estate development, and traditional agricultural lifestyles on Taiwan’s stunning east coast are at the core of this warm film. With a soundtrack produced by the innovative Amis musician Suming 舒米恩, Wawa no cidal also offers an excellent introduction to popular and contemporary indigenous music.

The Australian Centre on China in the World gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our Opening Night partner, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Australia.

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The Auditorium
188 Fellows Lane
China in the World Building
Acton, ACT 2601
Australia

Friday, 1 December 2017 at 5:30 pm - Sunday, 3 December 2017 at 9:00 pm (AEDT)


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Australian Centre on China in the World

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