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
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 insi... (Read more)

Voice of Orchid Island
Voice of Orchid Island

The film opens with a group of Bunun doctors, Han Chinese anthropologists, and anti-nuclear activists sitting on a seashore, exchanging their motivati... (Read more)

The Mountain
The Mountain

The film follows the life of SU’s grandfather, Teymu Teylong, a famous hunter in Ciyakang village, Hualien, who has lived through Japanese rule, as he... (Read more)

Gi Rahitzu
Gi Rahitzu

Artist Rahic Talif came from the Amis ethnic group but hid his Indigenous identity when young. It wasn’t until he saw art works created by Indigenous ... (Read more)

Long Time No Sea
Long Time No Sea

Manawei, a Yami boy, lives on Orchid Island with his grandmother while his father is away from home working. He hopes that his father will bring him a... (Read more)

Pakeriran
Pakeriran

Amis teenager, Futing, is a city boy who is asked to return to his coastal village one summer to take care of his injured grandpa. There, he meets Lis... (Read more)

Lokah Laqi
Lokah Laqi

Watan, Chen-Hao and Lin Shan are three playful Sqoyaw boys forced to deal with problems too big for their age. For Watan, his grandmother, elder broth... (Read more)

Millets Back Home
Millets Back Home

Through the director’s perspective and voice-over narration, we follow three family stories: Yaki (“Grandma” in Tayal) reminiscences about the communi... (Read more)

Panay
Panay

Dressed in traditional Amis clothing, a young girl, Nakaw, rides a scooter past a succession of tour buses into a beautiful, ethnic coastal village. B... (Read more)

Pusu Qhuni
Pusu Qhuni

In 1930, the Seediq people living high in Taiwan’s mountains rose up against the oppressive rule of the Japanese government in what became known as th... (Read more)

Typhoon
Typhoon

KAO Ta-Hao, a fugitive going into hiding, meets teenage runaway Hsiao-Shan at a train station. To cover for each other, they disguise themselves as a ... (Read more)

Black Bear Forest
Black Bear Forest

Every winter, the elusive Formosan black bear, Taiwan’s indigenous species, comes to the heart of Yushan National Park for food, giving the region its... (Read more)

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 and send Major General Yahiko KAMADA, with 3,000 police and soldiers, ... (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)

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)

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 a... (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)

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