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Kanakanavu Await

Director :
Year :
2010

Country: 

  • 台灣
Color :
Color
Running Time :
95 min
  • Society
  • Human Interest
  • Investigative
  • Author's Point of View
  • Ethnology
  • Folk
  • Religion

Introduction

For centuries, the people of Kanakanavu have kept watch of the crystal-clear Dakanuwa Creek which cleansed the sorrowed souls when they’ve lost their loved ones. But with the strike of Typhoon Morakot, things have changed. Waves of landslides flooded the Kanakanavu Tribe, demolishing roads and fields which forced them to evacuate in much haste. In January 2010, they returned to the Dakanuwa Tribe, their far and secluded home surrounded by running water, where hand in hand they rebuilt this homeland. The Kanakanavu have only one wish - to be simply acknowledged as who they are. They hope to get their identity. With a size of merely 400 people, the Kanakanavu have always been sorted into the Tsou ethnic group. Even so, the elders still believe in returning to their own traditions — their own language, rituals and lifestyle.

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Director Statement

In September 2009, I met Cuma Muu, the oldest of the entire Kanakanavu, His story has inspired me to film him and his people. One year passed, as we cross the finishing line for the shooting. Yet still, the village of Dakanuwa remains the most secluded island. I couldn’t help but wonder, if the Kanakanavu folks will see the day where they can walk on a bridge that doesn’t collapse.

Awards

2019 Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival

2010 South Taiwan Film Festival

2010 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival

Team

  • Director
  • Executive Producer
  • Film Producer
  • Cinematographer
  • Cinematographer
  • Sound Mixer
  • Project Manager
  • Cinematographer
  • Project Manager
  • Post-Production
  • 中文字幕
  • Sound Mixer
  • Assistant Cinematographer
  • Assistant Cinematographer
  • Assistant Cinematographer
  • Still Photographer
  • Sound Mixer
  • 母語翻譯
  • 母語翻譯
  • 母語翻譯
  • 母語翻譯
  • 母語翻譯
  • 母語翻譯
  • 英文字幕
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