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 issues with Muakai’s long lost family and village members. As a result, a spectacular traditional Paiwan wedding was held at NTU for Muakai in September of 2015. Why did it take place? What does it mean to the indigenous community, the university ,and the society…
Su Hung-en was born in Taiwan and received his MFA degree of Radio, Television and Film in Shih Hsin University. He’s born to mixed aboriginal/Taiwanese parents. Constant switching between these two identities helps him to see this world from different perspectives. Recent film works are issues about indigenous people and social problems.