YANG Ming-hui (Umin Howa), of the indigenous Truku community, was born in 1967 in Hualien, Taiwan. After graduating from the Department of Mathematics and Science Education at the National Hualien Teachers College, YANG has been teaching in Jingmei Elementary School in Hualien for over 30 years. He was one of the first indigenous directors who received documentary filmmaking training. The subjects of his films include indigenous people suffering from mental disorders, unemployed labourers, teenage problems, as well as ceremonies and rituals. Now he also uses painting to record more culture and history of the Truku.
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