The Dragon Boat Festival

The Dragon Boat Festival

黃春明HUANG Chun-ming
1975
  • Taiwan
24min
Colour
  • DCP

The Dragon Boat Festival

Synopsis

The riverbanks are dotted with food stalls and buzzing with the parasol-holding crowd. Everyone is here to watch the exciting dragon boat race. Voice-over narration in melodic Taiwanese describes pre-festival preparation, and the celebrations and rituals in various parts of Taiwan. Through carefully-crafted script and well-executed camerawork, this documentary gives a vibrant portrait of ordinary people’s lives in a festive atmosphere.