Short Films of Taiwan’s Indigenous Peoples from the Japanese Colonial Period: Formosa, Japanese Police Patrol “Savage” Villages, Taichūshū Takasago Tribes Tour Japan, Sketches of the Takasago Tribes

Short Films of Taiwan’s Indigenous Peoples from the Japanese Colonial Period: Formosa, Japanese Police Patrol “Savage” Villages, Taichūshū Takasago Tribes Tour  Japan, Sketches of the Takasago Tribes

The film puts together four sequences shot on 35mm from 1920 to 1939 that show Indigenous people’s lives during Japanese rule, offering a glimpse inside the colonizers’ “civilizing mission”. Formosa (1920-1930) follows Japanese officials heading up to the mountain to check on the Indigenous peoples ...(Read more)

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