2022 Screening Schedule – HUALIEN

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Time: 19:00 / Duration: 58 minutes
Venue: Hualien Railway Cinema / ★Post-Screening Q&A
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Still Alive

The island is a place to nurture people and the ocean is the route for outsiders. It all started when a Dutch merchant ship broke into Liuqiu Island offshore of Taiwan in 1622 and began the Dutch colonial plunder of Taiwan.

The Indigenous People Action Coalition of Taiwan acts like the assembly of the reunited back then. They are writing…

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Time: 19:00 / Duration: 63 minutes
Venue: Hualien Railway Cinema / ★Post-Screening Q&A

Friday, April 29, 2022

Time: 19:00 / Duration: 97 minutes
Venue: Hualien Railway Cinema / ★Post-Screening Q&A


Ophir tells the story of an extraordinary indigenous revolution for life, land and culture, opening up the path for the creation of the world’s newest nation in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. A poetic yet dramatic ode to the indelible thirst for freedom, culture and sovereignty; the film sheds light on the biggest conflict of the Pacific since WWII, revealing the…

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Time: 11:00 / Duration: 65 minutes
Venue: Hualien Railway Cinema / ★Post-Screening Q&A
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Wings for Takasago Giyutai

This is a story about the descendants of Takasago Giyutai (Taiwan Indigenous volunteer units during the Pacific War) went back to the battle field of the Pacific War in Papua New Guinea following the footsteps of their grandfathers, and made a monument based on a legend of ‘Amis people who believe the soul would return home by taking the wings…

Time: 14:00 / Duration: 62 minutes
Venue: Hualien Railway Cinema / ★Post-Screening Q&A

Amis Hip Hop

Amis Hip Hop documents how a group of young Amis men in A’tolan have blended influences from contemporary social and cultural life in Taiwan with their traditional practice of ritual dance performance in the village. Rooted in the Amis ethos of respect for male age-grade organization, matrilineal affiliation, intimacy with the ocean, and appreciation of joking relationships, these young men…


Lives and Deaths between Ebbs and Flows

The Amis people of the coastal areas have maintained a tightly knitted relationship with the ocean, and this co-existence helps both humans and the ocean to mutually define each other. An intertidal zone is such a place where the Amis people interact with the ocean. Between the ebb and flow of the tides, there is Masia’c, an Amis word used…

Time: 19:00 / Duration: 75 minutes
Venue: Hualien Railway Cinema / ★Post-Screening Q&A
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Rez Metal

When Kyle Felter, the lead singer of I Don’t Konform sent out a demo album to Flemming Rasmussen, the Grammy Award-winner producer of Metallica, they never imagined themselves a few months later rehearsing with Rasmussen inside a hot hogan on a Navajo reservation before recording their debut album at the iconic Sweet Silence Studio in Denmark. While following I Don’t…

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Time: 14:00 / Duration: 113 minutes
Venue: Hualien Railway Cinema / ★Post-Screening Q&A
Time: 19:00 / Duration: 54 minutes
Venue: Hualien Railway Cinema / ★Post-Screening Q&A

Become a real human being

‘If school is the mandatory pathway for educating our children, then we need to change the curriculum.’-Yang Ping, teacher of Timur Elementary School Grade Four.

Director Sasuyu Ubalat recalled that all the education he had in his childhood was based on Chinese culture, similarly to the ‘stolen generation’ in Australia. The film explores the core values of Timur Experimental Elementary…