2020 Hsinchu TIEFF

Monday, October 12, 2020

09:00 screening · National Chiao Tung University
55 minutes


Globalization has a great impact on the farming villages in Taiwan. With it come the agricultural transition, the old farmers’ thought and the homecoming of young people.

After graduated from senior high school, Wen-bing began to work in Taichung. However, his job in a nightclub got him into trouble with the law. He asked the judge for indemnity and promised…

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

13:10 screening · National Hsinchu Senior High School
77 minutes · With post-film Q&A (subject to change)

Thursday, October 22, 2020

10:00 screening · National Tsing Hua University
87 minutes

Tribal Justice

Tribal Justice is a feature documentary about a little known, underreported but effective criminal justice reform movement in America today: the efforts of tribal courts to create alternative justice systems based on their traditions. In California, the state with the largest number of Indian people and tribes, two formidable Native American women are among those leading the way. Abby Abinanti,…

Friday, October 23, 2020

16:10 screening · National Hsinchu Senior High School
32 minutes
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32KM, 60 years

After being abandoned for nearly seven decades, the old tribal village is difficult to reach with almost no roads leading to it. The only guide on our journey in search of our roots is Wilang, who drags his octogenarian body up the mountain. As we follow Wilang’s footsteps, we travel a tunnel back in time…

‘The entire film consists of…

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

13:20 screening · National Chiao Tung University
83 minutes

REVENIR (To Return)

For years, the stories of West African migrants and refugees have been told through the lenses of foreign journalists. Now there is a story from the inside.

Part road-trip, part memoir, part journalistic investigation, REVENIR follows Kumut Imesh, a refugee from the Ivory Coast now living in France, as he returns to the African continent and attempts to retrace the…

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

10:00 screening · National Tsing Hua University
82 minutes · With post-film Q&A (subject to change)

Our Happy Birth Day

Anais and Daisy meet a midwife, a dying profession, and have a new understand of life and death. Since then, they’ve chosen a birthing process that is differently from 99\% of the women in Taiwan.

Anais, an aromatherapist, lives a natural and holistic lifestyle and refuses modern medicine. At the local theater, she plays an expectant mother who is forced…