The Kavalan: Past and Present

Direction
Year 
1997
Country
  • Taiwan 
Duration
43min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

In the 1920s, a Kavalan family took refuge in Hualien. 70 years later, the filmmaker, a third-generation member of the family, embarked on a self-searching journey to recover his lost identity, producing the first documentary ever made by a Pingpu descendant. Through depiction of traditional Kavalan ceremonies and collective memories, the film asks us to recognise Pingpu peoples’ place in Taiwanese history, as well as their suffering and feelings of inferiority during years of forced migration.

Interview with the director HERE.

Details

  • Original title
    The Kavalan: Past and Present
  • Direction
  • Editing
    HU Ju-song
  • Music
    CHENG Jye-renn
  • Duration
    43 min (31-45 min.)
  • Year
    1997
  • Country
    • Taiwan
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Taiwan International Documentary Festival

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