2020 Taitung TIEFF (November 23-28)

Monday, November 23, 2020

19:00 screening · National Taitung University (Zhiben Campus)
87 minutes · With post-film Q&A (subject to change)
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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, November 24, 2020

19:00 screening · National Taitung University (Zhiben Campus)
86 minutes · With post-film Q&A (subject to change)

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

19:00 screening · National Taitung University (Zhiben Campus)
77 minutes · With post-film Q&A (subject to change)

Thursday, November 26, 2020

19:00 screening · National Taitung University (Zhiben Campus)
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…

Friday, November 27, 2020

19:00 screening · National Taitung University (Zhiben Campus)
83 minutes · With post-film Q&A (subject to change)
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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 28, 2020

19:00 screening · Yueshang Dapochi Music Hall
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…