2020 Taichung TIEFF

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

18:30 screening · Taichung Municipal Taichung First Senior High School
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…

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

18:30 screening · Taichung Municipal Taichung First Senior High School
90 minutes
Main still_The cast together_photo by Christian Vium

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…

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

18:30 screening · Taichung Municipal Taichung First Senior High School
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,…

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

13:10 screening · National Chung Hsing 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,…

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

13:10 screening · Providence University
55 minutes
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Homecoming

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…

18:30 screening · Taichung Municipal Taichung First Senior High School
86 minutes

Saturday, October 10, 2020

10:00 screening · National Museum of Natural Science
77 minutes · With post-film Q&A (subject to change)
13:00 screening · National Museum of Natural Science
85 minutes · With post-film Q&A (subject to change)
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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…

Sunday, October 11, 2020

10:00 screening · National Museum of Natural Science
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…

13:00 screening · National Museum of Natural Science
86 minutes · With post-film Q&A (subject to change)

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

18:30 screening · Taichung Municipal Taichung First Senior High School
77 minutes

Thursday, October 15, 2020

10:10 screening · National Chung Hsing University
90 minutes
Main still_The cast together_photo by Christian Vium

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…

14:00 screening · Tung Hai 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…

Friday, October 16, 2020

19:30 screening · CingshueiLive
84 minutes
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, October 21, 2020

18:30 screening · Taichung Municipal Taichung First Senior High School
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…

Thursday, October 22, 2020

14:00 screening · Feng Chia University
59 minutes · With post-film Q&A (subject to change)
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…

18:30 screening · National Chung Hsing University
59 minutes · With post-film Q&A (subject to change)
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…

Friday, October 23, 2020

12:50 screening · Hungkuang University General Education Center
77 minutes

Saturday, October 24, 2020

13:00 screening · Niumatou Cultural Park
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,…

15:00 screening · Niumatou Cultural Park
56 minutes · With post-film Q&A (subject to change)
IMG_3184

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…

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

18:30 screening · Taichung Municipal Taichung First Senior High School
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.

 

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

18:30 screening · Taichung Municipal Taichung First Senior High School
83 minutes
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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…

Saturday, November 7, 2020

13:00 screening · Taichung Public Library Shalu Shenbo Branch
83 minutes
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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…

15:00 screening · Taichung Public Library Shalu Shenbo Branch
59 minutes · With post-film Q&A (subject to change)
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…

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

10:10 screening · National Chung Hsing University
77 minutes

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

13:00 screening · Chung Shan Medical University
56 minutes · With post-film Q&A (subject to change)
IMG_3184

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…

18:30 screening · Taichung Municipal Taichung First Senior High School
55 minutes
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Homecoming

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, November 18, 2020

18:30 screening · Taichung Municipal Taichung First Senior High School
56 minutes
IMG_3184

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…

Friday, December 4, 2020

16:00 screening · PAPERBOOKS
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…

19:00 screening · PAPERBOOKS
56 minutes · With post-film Q&A (subject to change)
IMG_3184

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, December 5, 2020

16:00 screening · PAPERBOOKS
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…

19:00 screening · PAPERBOOKS
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,…

Sunday, December 6, 2020

16:00 screening · PAPERBOOKS
85 minutes · With post-film Q&A (subject to change)
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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…

19:00 screening · PAPERBOOKS
86 minutes