DENG Nan-guang 8mm Collection 1935-1941 (Restored)

DENG Nan-guang 8mm Collection 1935-1941 (Restored)

DENG Nan-guang 8mm Collection 1935-1941 (Restored)

鄧南光DENG Nan-guang
19351941
  • Taiwan
56min
B&W
  • DCP
World Premiere P

Synopsis

DENG Nan-guang was a pioneer Taiwanese photographer in the 1930s and the first one to capture the images of Taiwan on film. The clips, often regarded as "family films" feel natural and intimate, but nevertheless, they reflect the Taiwanese traditions of the time. Moreover, they are precious images shot from a civilian's point of view.
 
The digitally restored version screened at the 2014 TIDF is part of the Taiwan Film Classics Digital Restoration and Value-Adding Project supported by Taiwan Film Institute. Shot between 1935 and 1941, these short films including The Fishing Trip which the shows DENG's family outing in a boat, Taiwan Expo News on 8mm, which documented the expo held to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Japanese rule, Kindergarten Games, a sports day in the kindergarten where DENG's son attended, Some Day that shows young people picnicking, boating and playing music on the meadow, Tamsui River which reveals the scenic route along the river and Fisherwomen, about the women who harvested seaweed and abalone on the Japanese coast.

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