Taiwan’s Ethnographic Films and I: Wednesday 24th May 2017

The School of Arts and the School of Anthropology & Conservation will present an illustrated lecture and screening by Professor Daw-Ming Lee, Chair of the Department of Filmmaking at Taipei National University of the Arts entitled Taiwan’s Ethnographic Films and I.

In 1987, Professor Daw-Ming Lee was invited to co-direct with ethnographic filmmaker Hu Taili the documentary Songs of Pasta’ay (The Festival of the Legendary Little People), the work which started his long association with the making of films about and with the indigenous people of Taiwan. This talk will briefly introduce the development of filmmaking focusing on Taiwanese aborigines, and will include extracts from Professor Lee’s films, TV documentary series and videos about the indigenous culture, and their current social and cultural conditions. A Q&A session will follow this talk.

The event will take place on Wednesday 24th May, 17:00-19:00, in the Lupino Cinema and is free to attend.

Supported by the Faculty Mobility Fund.