Pilin Yapu (Taiwan)

Pilin Yapu was born in the Mabanan community of Tai'an Township, Miaoli County. He graduated from the Department of Art Education, National Taichung Teachers College, and earned his Master's degree in Ethnology at the National Chengchi University. He returned to his Atayal roots in the 1990s and established the Atayal Liyung Peynux Cultural Association with Baunay Watan and Yuma Taru, working together to revitalise the Atayal cultural traditions. Meanwhile, using the skills he learned from the Full Shot Foundation's Local Documentary Filmmakers Training Scheme (commissioned by the Council for Cultural Affairs), he began to make documentary films that offer in-depth discussion on issues of Atayal culture from an indigenous perspective. He is now the principal of the P'uma Elementary School in Taichung, which is the first elementary school in Taiwan that implements indigenous experimental education.

Filmography

  • Wushe Alan Gluban
    2013
  • Through Thousands Years
    2009
  • Ancestral Footsteps
    2009
  • Risheng Tribe
    2008
  • Our Graduation
    2003
  • Come Closer to the Ancestral Spirits
    2002
  • Building Ways for a New Tribe
    2001
  • Building Up Bridges and Dreams
    2000
  • The Highway in the Tribe
    1999
  • Tales of the Rainbow
    1998
  • Where Has the Land Gone?
    1997

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