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Passing Through My Mother-in-law's Village

Director :
Year :
1997

Country: 

  • 台灣
Color :
Color
Running Time :
87 min
  • 16mm
  • Urban
  • Rural

Introduction

The East-West Highway was soon to be built in central Taiwan. It would pass through the village of Liu Ts'o, and many homes and rice paddies would be destroyed. The film maker went back to her mother-in-law's village Liu Ts'o, where she did anthropological research from 1976-78, to preserve some images of life forever. This film was shot in a natural and intimate climate. During the annual two harvests, various activities in daily life and festivals were presented in the film reflecting the villagers' attitudes towards gods, ghosts, ancestors, women, farmlands, urbanization, industrialization, reclamation and resettlement. The film maker attempted to reveal the Taiwanese way of facing drastic social changes.

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Awards

1998 Göttingen International Ethnographic Film Festival
1998 Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival
1998 Margaret Mead Film Festival
1998 Göttingen International Ethnographic Film Festival
1998 Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival
1998 Margaret Mead Film Festival
1999 Beeld voor Beeld Festival
1999 Beeld voor Beeld Festival
2008 Taiwna International Documentary Festival
2008 Taiwna International Documentary Festival

Team

  • Director
  • Film Producer
  • Editor
  • Sound Designer
  • Cinematographer
  • Cinematographer
  • Editor
  • Sound Designer
  • Sound Designer
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