2020 Kaohsiung TIEFF

Thursday, September 17, 2020

15:30 screening · National Sun Yat-sen University
59 minutes
劇照5

Muakai’s Wedding

In 1932, Muakai from the Zingrur royal family of the Kaviyangan village was accessioned into the Taihoku imperial University (former name of the National Taiwan University, abbr. NTU) and stood silently in the corner of the Museum of Anthropology. Considering to applying for the National Treasure, Professor Chia-yu Hu of NTU went back to village since 2014 and discussed related…

Thursday, September 24, 2020

15:30 screening · National Sun Yat-sen University
56 minutes
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The Feather Headdress of Ceroh

According to Indigenous elders, the process of standing up for tests to win the qualification to wear the feather headdress is a symbol of becoming a man (Tamdaw) for the Pangcah people of Taiwan. The process of qualification has changed over time in recent days due to the lost of traditional environment and lifestyle.

The scars made by colonization and…

Saturday, September 26, 2020

15:00 screening · National Sun Yat-sen University
94 minutes
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Demons in Paradise

Sri Lanka 1983, Jude Ratnam is five years old. On a red train, he flees the massacre of the Tamils instigated by the Pro-Sinhalese majoritarian government. Now a filmmaker, he takes the same train from South to North.

As he advances, the traces of the violence of the 26-year-old war and the one which turned the Tamil’s fight for freedom…

Saturday, October 3, 2020

08:07 screening
15:00 screening · National Sun Yat-sen University
87 minutes
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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,…

Thursday, October 8, 2020

15:30 screening · National Sun Yat-sen University
86 minutes

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

18:00 screening · Kaohsiung Medical University
82 minutes · With post-film Q&A (subject to change)
祝我好好孕_海報_英文

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…

Saturday, October 17, 2020

15:00 screening · National Sun Yat-sen University
86 minutes

Thursday, October 22, 2020

15:30 screening · National Sun Yat-sen University
94 minutes
DEMONS_IN_PARADISE_1.64.1

Demons in Paradise

Sri Lanka 1983, Jude Ratnam is five years old. On a red train, he flees the massacre of the Tamils instigated by the Pro-Sinhalese majoritarian government. Now a filmmaker, he takes the same train from South to North.

As he advances, the traces of the violence of the 26-year-old war and the one which turned the Tamil’s fight for freedom…

Saturday, October 24, 2020

15:00 screening · National Sun Yat-sen University
77 minutes

Saturday, October 31, 2020

15:00 screening · National Sun Yat-sen University
75 minutes
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Pomelo

Pomelo people live in the heart of the growing city of Hanoi, Vietnam. It is a neighbourhood where people from different rural provinces come and work. Living in the grounds of an ongoing ring road construction, they go through processes of demolition and land eviction.

 

10/8  20:10

 

 

Thursday, November 5, 2020

15:30 screening · National Sun Yat-sen University
77 minutes

Thursday, November 12, 2020

15:30 screening · National Sun Yat-sen University
75 minutes
Iron_picker

Pomelo

Pomelo people live in the heart of the growing city of Hanoi, Vietnam. It is a neighbourhood where people from different rural provinces come and work. Living in the grounds of an ongoing ring road construction, they go through processes of demolition and land eviction.

 

10/8  20:10

 

 

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

13:30 screening · I-Shou University
56 minutes · With post-film Q&A (subject to change)
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The Feather Headdress of Ceroh

According to Indigenous elders, the process of standing up for tests to win the qualification to wear the feather headdress is a symbol of becoming a man (Tamdaw) for the Pangcah people of Taiwan. The process of qualification has changed over time in recent days due to the lost of traditional environment and lifestyle.

The scars made by colonization and…

Thursday, November 19, 2020

15:30 screening · National Sun Yat-sen University
87 minutes
tribal-justice—image-1_41491619190_o

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,…

Saturday, November 21, 2020

15:00 screening · National Sun Yat-sen University
85 minutes
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Island Soldier

Island Soldier interweaves the personal stories of Micronesian soldiers serving in the U.S. military, following their journey from the most remote islands in the Pacific to the front lines of war in Afghanistan, and back again. These non-U.S. citizens are fighting in America’s wars – yet they serve, and die, at five times the rate per capita of their American…

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

13:30 screening · I-Shou University
84 minutes · With post-film Q&A (subject to change)
巴拉冠誓約-劇照000

The Solemn Commitment to Palakuwan

“In the Palakuwan not only become good man by yourself. It is the collective all be great and strong!”

Katratripulr community in Taitung County which has so far maintained the collective education of the traditional organizations of the age class of men.

It is based in the “Takuvang” house and the “Palakuwan” house, as well as people who education and…

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

13:30 screening · National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology (Jiangong Campus)
82 minutes · With post-film Q&A (subject to change)
祝我好好孕_海報_英文

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…

17:30 screening · Shu-Te University
84 minutes · With post-film Q&A (subject to change)
巴拉冠誓約-劇照000

The Solemn Commitment to Palakuwan

“In the Palakuwan not only become good man by yourself. It is the collective all be great and strong!”

Katratripulr community in Taitung County which has so far maintained the collective education of the traditional organizations of the age class of men.

It is based in the “Takuvang” house and the “Palakuwan” house, as well as people who education and…

Saturday, December 5, 2020

14:30 screening · Kaohsiung Film Archive
82 minutes · With post-film Q&A (subject to change)
祝我好好孕_海報_英文

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…

17:00 screening · Kaohsiung Film Archive
85 minutes
IslandSoldier_Still_001

Island Soldier

Island Soldier interweaves the personal stories of Micronesian soldiers serving in the U.S. military, following their journey from the most remote islands in the Pacific to the front lines of war in Afghanistan, and back again. These non-U.S. citizens are fighting in America’s wars – yet they serve, and die, at five times the rate per capita of their American…

19:30 screening · Kaohsiung Film Archive
90 minutes
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Heartbound-A Different Kind of Love Story

An epic drama on cross-cultural marriages between Thai women and Danish fishermen, co-directed by Janus Metz (Armadillo, True Detective, Borg Vs Mc Enroe). Over a decade the directors follow four couples as they struggle to find a way out of poverty and loneliness and see their children grow up to heap the seeds or pay the price of their mothers…

Sunday, December 6, 2020

14:30 screening · Kaohsiung Film Archive
84 minutes · With post-film Q&A (subject to change)
巴拉冠誓約-劇照000

The Solemn Commitment to Palakuwan

“In the Palakuwan not only become good man by yourself. It is the collective all be great and strong!”

Katratripulr community in Taitung County which has so far maintained the collective education of the traditional organizations of the age class of men.

It is based in the “Takuvang” house and the “Palakuwan” house, as well as people who education and…

17:00 screening · Kaohsiung Film Archive
86 minutes
19:30 screening · Kaohsiung Film Archive
77 minutes

Thursday, December 10, 2020

15:30 screening · National Sun Yat-sen University
85 minutes
IslandSoldier_Still_001

Island Soldier

Island Soldier interweaves the personal stories of Micronesian soldiers serving in the U.S. military, following their journey from the most remote islands in the Pacific to the front lines of war in Afghanistan, and back again. These non-U.S. citizens are fighting in America’s wars – yet they serve, and die, at five times the rate per capita of their American…