The Mountain


For hundreds of years, this island, Taiwan, has been under different rules. From the Dutch, the Spanish, the Japanese, and nowadays Republic of China, each regime left their footprints on this island. During these periods, only the indigenous people of this island truly experienced of the process. As being ruled, indigenous peoples were labeled in different names and self-cultures had gradually being changed. The main character in the documentary is a Truku old man. Through his life experiences and life course, we see the history of aboriginal recertification movement.

61 minutes
16mm, Color


Su Hung-En, born in Taiwan, received the MFA degree in film from Shih Hsin University in 2015 . He’s born to mixed aboriginal/Taiwanese parents. Constant switching between these two identities helps him to see this world from different perspectives. He has garnered awards for indigenous photographs and environmental short films. “The Mountain” is a 16mm film that supported by Indigenous Peoples Cultural Foundation. Recent film works are issues about indigenous people and social problems.