As Life, As Pangcah

  • Taiwan
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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.

Interview with the director HERE.


  • 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
  • Country
    • Taiwan
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Taiwan International Documentary Festival


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