MATA - The Island's Gaze

  • Taiwan
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Scottish photographer John Thomson's trip to Taiwan in 1871 left an important mark in the history. This film reinterprets the event via a photo of a hunter, taking the audience to the Siraya tribe to meet Wan, a tribe elder who knows how to sing and talk. Through his intriguing words and songs, Wan leads us back to the past as he plucks the strings.

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  • Original Title
    MATA - The Island's Gaze
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Cheng Li-ming
  • Cinematography
    Chen Yan-ren
  • Editing
    Cheng Li-ming
  • Sound
    Sia Ping
  • Runtime
    52 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Taiwan
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Taiwan International Documentary Festival
  • Awards
    • 2017 Golden Harvest Awards - Best Experimental Film is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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