As Life, As Pangcah

Direction
Year 
1998
Country
  • Taiwan 
Runtime
27min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

Part oral history, part reflection on a culture at risk of being erased, this documentary presents a deep dialogue between a 94-year-old Pangcah chieftain and an indigenous filmmaker. Through words and songs, hunting trips and weaving of vines, the elderly chieftain lives and embodies the ways of the Pangcah people. He also recounts his frustrated attempts in defending traditional culture against Taiwan's encroaching modernity.

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Details

  • Original Title
    As Life, As Pangcah
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    Mayaw Biho
  • Editing
    YU Chien-chung
  • Sound
    YU Chien-chung
  • Runtime
    27 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
    1998
  • Country
    • Taiwan
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Taiwan International Documentary Festival

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