Over the years, we have been educated to teach our children to be upstanding Chinese people, but have received no education on how to live a tribal community. When a group of professionals and wise members of the tribal community aspire to use traditional tribal values to educate our next generation, they are met with unfriendly government policies that force the group to face numerous internal and external crises…

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53 minutes


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Sasuyu Ubalat

The director has been documenting tribal educational culture for a long time. He also currently has a child in education. Through his observations, the audience can understand that by including aboriginal knowledge in textbooks, we can see Taiwan from another angle, where our people and our world are. The documentary is centered around the school project on the Paiwan wedding ceremony. The project covers all details of the wedding ceremony, from its preparation to chopping the traditional wood-bunch and pig killing. By the end of the film, the parents are convinced of the success of the the experimental course. However, without further ethnic education of Paiwan in junior high schools, senior high schools or even universities, there will be a learning gap for the current students and this makes them sad to leave the current courses.