Documentary of a group of Taiwan's indigenous people living in the mountains
High in the mountains of Taiwan, is the village of Smangus, inhabited by a group of Indigenous people. This film takes the audience into the mountains of Taiwan to witness the passing of a year amongst the Tayal. 20 years ago, the tribe was amongst the poorest on the island, many were forced to seek low paid labor in the cities, but the chief, Icyeh Sulung had a vision of great trees that would ensure the tribe’s survival. The tribe found a forest of Cypress trees that were to change their future.
Speaker: Prof. Robert Chi, UCLA Department of Asian Languages and Cultures
Refreshment and drinks will be served.
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Sponsor(s): Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles, East Asian Library
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