Dressed in traditional Amis clothing, a young girl, Nakaw, rides a scooter past a succession of tour buses into a beautiful, ethnic coastal village. But the fields have long been abandoned. A large corporation is coveting the area and persuading residents to forego the land. In the city, single moth...(Read more)
Dressed in traditional Amis clothing, a young girl, Nakaw, rides a scooter past a succession of tour buses into a beautiful, ethnic coastal village. But the fields have long been abandoned. A large corporation is coveting the area and persuading residents to forego the land. In the city, single mother Panay works on her own. Her ailing father’s hope of rehabilitating rice fields motivates her to return home where she painstakingly learns to farm, hoping to galvanize the people into guarding the golden fields of their homeland.
The film is based on Lekal Sumi Cilangasan’s mother’s experience of rehabilitating terraced wetlands. When residents were informed that their lands were to be bought and exploited, life became a battle for survival and they were forced to deal with a deceitful corporation. Reflective of real incidents on the east coast, the story addresses the Indigenous residents’ attitudes towards land development, population outflow and the authority’s buck-passing. Behind its storyline is the calling for people to rethink the value of Mother Earth.
Available Formats: DVD, Blu-ray and DCP
|Director：||CHENG Yu-Chieh Lekal Sumi Cilangasan|
|Theme：||Youth、Indigenous Peoples、The City、Society、The Environment|
|Producer：||Xie Jun Yao|
|Actors：||A Luo · Ka Li Ting · Ba Qi La 、 Xu Yi Fan|
|Screenplay：||Zheng You Jie 、 Lei Ga · Shu Mi|
|Liao Ching Yao|
|Editor：||Liu Yue Xing 、 Zheng You Jie 、 Lei Ga · Shu Mi|
|Music：||Shu Mi En|
|Excluded for public screenings：||Licensed to all regions except: China (not including Macau), Hong Kong, Japan|
|Royalty period：||June 1, 2019 - May 31, 2024|
The film is for non-profit screening only.
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2015 Golden Horse Awards - Best Original Film Song