2022 Screening Schedule – PINGTUNG
Saturday, April 2, 2022
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…
Saturday, April 9, 2022
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 16, 2022
The return to the countryside – La vuelta al campo
Within a neoliberal context marked by poverty and exclusion, land re-distribution together with food production become part of the return to the countryside.
Saturday, April 23, 2022
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…
Saturday, April 30, 2022
The film, based on the concept and core idea of “tracing and finding,” and using the protagonist, Ronald ACFALLE’s dream of constructing a traditional canoe and sailing it to Taiwan as the main narrative, to unveil a period of time when the colonized Austronesian Che’lu (“Brothers” in CHamorro dialect) built and sailed canoes to the oceans, as a way to…