Song of Orchid Island 蘭嶼之歌

CIW Taiwan Film Festival


Auditorium, China in the World Building (188), Fellows Lane, ANU


Saturday, 2 December, 2017 - 10:00 to 11:35

Song of Orchid Island 蘭嶼之歌

1965, 94 minutes
Directed by Pan Lei 潘壘

Produced by the world-famous Shaw Brothers Studio of Hong Kong, this film is one of the earliest film representations of Taiwan’s indigenous peoples. Filmed on this idyllic island southeast of Taiwan, Song of Orchid Island employs common stereotypes to deliver a romantic story of a ‘civilized’ doctor’s encounter with a ‘native’ island girl, played by the popular Chinese actress Cheng Pei-pei 鄭佩佩.

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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.



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