2011, 144 minutes, 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. Beautifully set in Taiwan’s Central Mountain Range, and receiving both praise and controversy, this film offers a compelling take on violent responses to colonisation.
UNESCO Award, Asia Pacific Screen Awards (2012)
Audience Choice Award, Golden Horse Film Festival (2011)
Audience Award, Osaka Asian Film Festival (2012)
This screening is part of the Taiwan Film Festival 臺灣電影節 2017: Indigenous Representations and Responses 原民現身與迴聲. All screenings are FREE and open to the public, but bookings are essential. All films have English subtitles.