Tales of the Rainbow

  • Taiwan 
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In the Atayal mythology, the souls of the deceased arrive in Heaven by way of the rainbow, yet only the ones who have the traditional face tattoo would be welcomed by the Ancestral Spirits. Seeing the decline of this Atayal tradition, the filmmaker interviews tattooed tribal elders, capturing their longing for lost family, friends and homelands, as well as their feelings about their impending return to the rainbow.

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  • Original title
    Tales of the Rainbow
  • Direction
  • DOP
    Pilin Yapu
  • Editing
    Pilin Yapu
  • Duration
    55 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Taiwan
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Taiwan International Documentary Festival

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