2022 Screening Schedule – TAINAN

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Time: 19:00 / Duration: 75 minutes
Venue: BOOK SITE / ★Post-Screening Q&A

Soviet Hippies

A wild flower power ride on the footprints of the Soviet hippie movement take you into the psychedelic underground of 1970s. In search of freedom and happiness under the thumb of political regimes a colorful crowd of artists, musicians, freaks, vagabonds and other long-haired drop-outs created their own system in the Soviet Union. Years later, a group of eccentric hippies…

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Time: 19:00 / Duration: 75 minutes
Venue: BOOK SITE / ★Post-Screening Q&A
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Rez Metal

When Kyle Felter, the lead singer of I Don’t Konform sent out a demo album to Flemming Rasmussen, the Grammy Award-winner producer of Metallica, they never imagined themselves a few months later rehearsing with Rasmussen inside a hot hogan on a Navajo reservation before recording their debut album at the iconic Sweet Silence Studio in Denmark. While following I Don’t…

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Time: 19:00 / Duration: 88 minutes
Venue: BOOK SITE / ★Post-Screening Q&A

Wandering, a Rohingya Story

Taiwan Premiere

Within a few months, the Kutupalong refugee camp has become the biggest in the world. Out of sight, 700,000 people of the Rohingya Muslim minority fled Myanmar in 2017 to escape genocide and seek asylum in Bangladesh. Prisoners of a major yet little publicized humanitarian crisis, Kalam, Mohammad, Montas and other exiles want to make their voice heard.…

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Time: 19:00 / Duration: 86 minutes
Venue: BOOK SITE / ★Post-Screening Q&A

Mu and the Vanishing World

Taiwan Premiere

Ever since fleeing Myanmar as a child, Mu, a young Kayan woman, lives confined as a refugee and tourist attraction in Thailand. Soon after she becomes a single teenage mother, the U.N. initiates a resettlement plan for the refugee camps along the Thai-Burma border which creates an opportunity for potentially tens of thousands of people to start new…

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Time: 19:00 / Duration: 97 minutes
Venue: BOOK SITE / ★Post-Screening Q&A


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…

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Time: 19:00 / Duration: 63 minutes
Venue: BOOK SITE / ★Post-Screening Q&A

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Time: 19:00 / Duration: 54 minutes
Venue: BOOK SITE / ★Post-Screening Q&A

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…

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Time: 19:00 / Duration: 73 minutes
Venue: BOOK SITE / ★Post-Screening Q&A

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Time: 19:00 / Duration: 78 minutes
Venue: BOOK SITE / ★Q&A Online Panel

Lives and Deaths between Ebbs and Flows

The Amis people of the coastal areas have maintained a tightly knitted relationship with the ocean, and this co-existence helps both humans and the ocean to mutually define each other. An intertidal zone is such a place where the Amis people interact with the ocean. Between the ebb and flow of the tides, there is Masia’c, an Amis word used…

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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…