Ka-Bak-Sua and the Siraya Ping Pu Grandmother

Ka-Bak-Sua and the Siraya Ping Pu Grandmother

木枝.籠爻(漢名:潘朝成)Chaur-Cheng PAN
1999
  • Taiwan
45min
Colour

Ka-Bak-Sua and the Siraya Ping Pu Grandmother

Synopsis

Ka-Bak-Sua is the ancient name of Tung-she village in Tung-shan Hsiang, Tainan County. Li Ren-ji is official Siraya ang-l (shaman), "Medium of A-li-mu". She is 85 years old and still serves a vitally important mission in life. The Siraya believe that only shamans can communicate with the spirits of their ancestors. Li Ren-ji, a seemingly ordinary grandmother, is a powerful ang-l who relieves her people's misfortunes and suffering. She carries the responsibilities of a thousand years of Siraya tradition. Her unique spiritual role enriches her life, and preserves the culture of the Siraya.

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Chaur-Cheng PAN