The Mountain 靈山

Documentary (61’)  |  directed by Hung En Su 蘇弘恩  |  Taiwan, 2014


the story

For hundreds of years, this island, Taiwan, has been under different rules. From the Dutch, the Spanish, the Japanese, and nowadays Republic of China, each regime left their footprints on this island. During these periods, only the indigenous people of this island truly experienced of the process. As being ruled, indigenous peoples were labeled in different names and self-cultures had gradually being changed. The main character in the documentary is a Truku old man. Through his life experiences and life course, we see the history of aboriginal recertification movement.


Festivals and awards

2016 — 17th Asiatica Film Mediale, Rome, Italy – Documentary Competition

2016 — 18th Taipei Film Festival, Taipei, Taiwan – Documentary Competition

2016 — 10th Taiwan International Documentary Festival, Taipei, Taiwan – Taiwan Competition and Asian Vision Competition – Won Special Jury Award

2016 — 38th Golden Harvest Awards, Taipei, Taiwan

2015 — 15th South Taiwan Film Festival, Tainan, Taiwan – Won Best Film Award

2015 — Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival, Taipei, Taiwan


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