Sing It!

唱歌吧

Shine Yang

This film documents the inspiring and spirited journey of a group of aboriginal kids who found their confidence through singing. Bukut is the principal of a primary school located in Tong-Pu, an aboriginal village in central Taiwan. With a background in sports curriculum, Bukut is the least likely candidate for directing a choir, but that is just what Bukut did: He formed a choir made up of children in the village who could not read music and who were free to switch parts at any time. They won multiple championships in national contests. Soon, Bukut and his unconventional choir faced an incredible opportunity but an even greater challenge: They were asked to record an album professionally. Not used to the rigors of recording music, the kids were soon pushed to limit, frustrated by the long days at the recording studio and with singing the same passages over and over again. How will Bukut guide these kids and help them concentrate on recording in order to lead them in achieving the dream of a community?

2009
63 minutes
DV & HDV, Color

Director

Shine Yang, born in 1973, holds an MFA of Film Studies from Savannah College of Arts and Design. He has directed various TV documentary programs in PTS and Da-Ai channel such as Discover, and also directed Discovery Channel program Unknown Taiwan- Jinguashi in 2008. Sing It !is his first feature documentary work.