Songs of the Pasta'ay

Songs of the Pasta'ay

胡台麗Tai-Li HU
1989
  • Taiwan
60min
Colour
  • 16mm

Songs of the Pasta'ay

Synopsis

The Song of the Pasta'ay is an important ritual for the Saisiat people. This film documents the 10-year festival of the Northern Saisiat people that took place in 1986 in Hsinchu County. The film shows the preparations for, and the ceremony itself, revealing the feelings and beliefs of the participants. The film also shows how the Saisiat people face the contradictions from tourism, as well as the tensions between tradition and modernity.

Director's Profile
Tai-Li HU