As Life, As Pangcah

As Life, As Pangcah

馬躍.比吼Mayaw Biho
1998
  • Taiwan
27min
Colour
  • Blu-Ray

As Life, As Pangcah

Synopsis

Part oral history, part reflection on a culture at risk of being erased, this documentary presents a deep dialogue between a 94-year-old Pangcah chieftain and an indigenous filmmaker. Through words and songs, hunting trips and weaving of vines, the elderly chieftain lives and embodies the ways of the Pangcah people. He also recounts his frustrated attempts in defending traditional culture against Taiwan's encroaching modernity.