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.

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61 minutes


16mm, Color


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Su Hung-En

SU Hung-en has indigenous and Taiwanese heritage. Growing up switching between identities, helps him to see the world from different perspectives. His works focus on a mix of indigenous and social issues.