Taiwan Film Festival 2017: Indigenous Representations and Responses

Presented by ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

Indigenous cultures form the foundation of contemporary Taiwan. Yet representation of indigenous people in Taiwan cinema has at times been controversial. These films include stereotypical portrayals of Taiwan’s aboriginal peoples in the 1960s to popular contemporary films by indigenous directors. This diverse program features documentaries and feature films that engage with cultural, social, ecological and political issues pertinent to Taiwan’s past and present.