Events December 2017

01
Dec
2017

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01
Dec
2017

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale I 賽德克·巴萊 : 太陽旗

This epic film, one of Taiwan’s greatest box office hits, recounts the violent events of the Wushe Incident, an indigenous uprising against Japanese rule in 1930.
02
Dec
2017

Song of Orchid Island 蘭嶼之歌

Filmed on this idyllic island southeast of Taiwan, Song of Orchid Island employs common stereotypes to deliver a romantic story of a doctor’s encounter with an island girl.
02
Dec
2017

How Deep is the Ocean 海有多深

Dislocation and despair, return and recovery, this film documents one man’s journey from Orchid Island to Taipei and back again, escaping addiction through the healing powers of community and the ocean.
02
Dec
2017

Asia is One アジアは一つ

Filmed by activist documentary makers from Tokyo, this recently rediscovered underground film takes us from Taiwanese migrant workers in American-occupied Okinawa to a small Atayal village in the mountains of east Taiwan.
02
Dec
2017

Lokah Laqi (Hang in There, Kids!) 只要我長大

Discover the challenges and joys of life from the perspective of three charismatic boys living in a small mountain village.
02
Dec
2017

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale II 賽德克·巴萊: 彩虹橋

This epic film, one of Taiwan’s greatest box office hits, recounts the violent events of the Wushe Incident, an indigenous uprising against Japanese rule in 1930.
03
Dec
2017

Voices of Orchid Island 蘭嶼觀點

The film by Taiwan’s most eminent ethnographic film makers, exams the social and ecological problems that islanders face, especially the government’s controversial and continued use of the island as a nuclear waste dump.
03
Dec
2017

Old Seafarer 老海人洛馬比克

Based on a story by Syaman Rapongan, a noted writer of Orchid Island’s Tao tribe, this gentle short film looks at the complexities of young love in the martial law period while indicating deep economic and spiritual connections with the ocean.
03
Dec
2017

Connection by Fate 超級公民

Starring musician Chang Chen-yue/Ayal Komod, this is one of the few films of Taiwan’s famed New Cinema movement to consider indigenous Taiwan. Director Wan Jen hauntingly explores intersections of the afterlife and daily struggle in a gritty and lonely fin de siècle Taipei.
03
Dec
2017

Children in Heaven 天堂小孩 Mayaw Biho

Children in Heaven documents the aboriginal community living under the San Ying Bridge. The film addresses aboriginal people's right to housing by observing the cycle of forcible eviction and rebuilding their homes the community faces yearly.
03
Dec
2017

My River 我家門前有大河

Ten years after Children in Heaven, following the umpteenth demolition of the inhabitants of Sanying, Mayaw Biho resumed his camera to meet the family he had filmed. The film takes a close look at the dire situation faced by many Taiwan's aborigines.
03
Dec
2017

Wawa no cidal 太陽的孩子

Conflicts surrounding family, real estate development, and traditional agricultural lifestyles on Taiwan’s stunning east coast are at the core of this warm film. With a soundtrack produced by Suming, Wawa no cidal also offers an excellent introduction to popular and contemporary indigenous music.
06
Dec
2017

The Wings of the Takasago Giyutai 高砂的翅膀

The Wings of the Takasago Giyutai, the latest documentary by anthropologist and filmmaker Futuru Tsai, follows the descendants of the Takasago Giyutai, an indigenous unit that fought for the Empire of Japan in the Pacific. Tsai accompanies the group as they travel to Papua New Guinea where their ancestors died in battle.
17
Dec
2017

Drugs, needles, blood, and qi: a symposium on Chinese medicine

Shigehisa Kuriyama, Lena Springer and Steven Clavey
We invite you to an afternoon of thinking about Chinese medicine. We will pay particular attention to fluids: the role of bodily fluids in the history of Chinese medicine and the constitution of the body; the role of fluids in the manufacture of drugs and their healing action on the body; and to the role of fluid manipulation in the clinic.
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