SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

Film Screening of Finding Sayun (不一樣的月光)


Date: 23 March 2018Time: 6:30 PM

Finishes: 23 March 2018Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: KLT

Type of Event: Film Screening

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The SOAS Native Spirit Film Society and Centre of Taiwan Studies welcome you to our film screening of 'Finding Sayun'. Both the Native Spirit Film Society and SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies are looking to further the conversation about indigenous Taiwanese culture through special lectures, film screenings and workshops.

For her debut feature, Finding Sayun (不一樣的月光), Atayal director Chen Chieh-yao (陳潔瑤) returns to her home village to unearth the legend of Sayun, an Atayal girl who fell to her death in a turbulent stream while carrying a Japanese teacher’s belongings at the end of World War II. Through the film, Chen (or Laha Mebow in Atayal) examines her Aboriginal roots through personal memories and scenes from everyday life.

You can watch the trailer here (no subtitles): 

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Finding Sayun Trailer

* All these events are free to attend and open to members of the public without prior registration.

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Organiser: SOAS Native Spirit Film Society & SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies

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Sponsor: Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines