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Chinese Documentary Film Series ─ Out of Place

華語紀錄片系列 ─《鄉關何處》


Director: Hsu Hui-ju 許慧如 │Taiwan│2012│78mins
Subtitles: English and Chinese

During a trip to Europe, Taiwanese female director Hsu Hui-ju discovered that her husband’s family bears extremely high resemblance as North American indigenous people. This led Xu to embark on a journey of tracing back her in-laws’ – the Ji’s – lineage. They reached “Xiao Lin Village” one of the very few villages where the Pingpu culture is preserved, only to witness its destruction by typhoon Morakot.

This documentary not only traces the Ji family’s Pingpu lineage, but also documents the reconstruction of Xiao Lin village and the Pingpu culture that embodied. While Taiwanese indigenous people hid their aboriginality in various ways during the past era of colonization, the destruction of Xiao Lin village by Morakot rekindled the will of its emotionally battered villagers to rebuild and celebrate indigenous culture. This is also when Xu found out she was expecting – when the clues are disrupted, how does one trace the path back to his or her hometown? This documentary seeks life through life itself.



Date: 12 March 2013 (Wed)
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Venue: LBYG01, B.Y. Lam Building, Lingnan University
Co-organizer: Centre for Cinema Studies, Lingnan University
ILP Unit(s): 1.5 (Civic Education)
CRN: 2185


日期: 2014年3月12日 (星期三)
時間: 下午5時30分至7時
地點: 嶺南大學林炳炎樓地下LBYG01 室
合辦: 嶺南大學電影研究中心
ILP學分: 1.5 (公民教育)
CRN: 2185