Mayaw Biho (Taiwan)

Mayaw Biho, a Pangcah filmmaker, likes to film, photograph, and write. He has been making films since 1995, now with more than 30 titles under his name, including ten about the indigenous Pangcah people. He was born in the Pangcah community of C'roh in Yuli Township, Hualien. His name 'Mayaw' means the guarding stars by the moon. While he was still a student of the Department of Radio, Television, and Film at the Shih Hsin University, he began to shoot documentary films about cultural and socio-political issues concerning the Pangcah people. Later, his cinematic focuses extended to the histories of other indigenous peoples and the Mainlander communities in Taiwan. His works have been frequently screened, nominated for, and winning awards from the Council for Cultural Affairs, the TIDF, the Taipei Film Festival, the Golden Harvest Awards for Outstanding Short Films, and the South Taiwan Film Festival. He has served as the chairperson of the Ethnic Affairs Commission for the Tainan City Government, and the director of the Taiwan Indigenous Television. In 2019, he established the first all-Pangcah speaking kindergarten in Taiwan. In all of his endeavours, he hopes to help those who have no chance to speak out to express what they want to say.

Filmography

  • Light Up My Life
    2011
  • Yi Dong Bu Nong Yu Sheng Yong Jiu Wu
    2011
  • Is Una Hakka?
    2011
  • Kanakanavu Await
    2010
  • My River
    2009
  • Malakacaway—The Rice Wine Filler
    2007
  • Taichung Underground
    2006
  • What's Your Real Name
    2005
  • Get Our Real Names Back
    2004
  • Carry the Paramount of Jade Mountain on My Back
    2002
  • The Tribe Floated to Jin-zun
    2002
  • What's Your Real Name
    2002
  • Coming & Going—Island of Tachen
    2001
  • National Bandits, Beautiful Mistake
    2000
  • The Land in My Heart: Igung Shiban
    1999
  • Dear Rice Wine, You Are Defeated
    1998
  • As Life, As Pangcah
    1998
  • Children in Heaven
    1997
  • Gi Rahitzu
    1997
  • C'roh Is Our Name
    1997

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