MATA-The Islan’s Gaze

by CHENG Li-ming

Scottish photographer John Thomson's trip to Taiwan in 1871 left an important mark in the history. This film reinterprets the event via a photo of a hunter, taking the audience to the Siraya tribe to meet WAN, a tribe elder who knows how to sing and talk. Through his intriguing words and songs, WAN leads us back to the past as he plucks the strings.

AWARDS & FESTIVALS

2017 Golden Harvest Awards - Best Experimental Film
2017 Taipei Film Awards - Best Documentary Nomination


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Running Time: 52 mins
Year of Completion: 2018
Director: CHENG Li-ming

ABOUT DIRECTOR & PRODUCER

CHENG Li-ming

CHENG Li-ming, born in Changhua, Taiwan, is a director for documentaries and avant-garde cinema. He’s also a film critic and an award-winning writer.

ABOUT PRODUCER

KUO Bo-tsun