Culture and Identity in Taiwan with filmmaker Hu Tai-Li, composer Shih-Hui Chen, and violinist Sonja Harasim
Taiwan is a blend of the predominant Han ethnic group and a collection of aboriginal minorities, including the Ami, Atayal, Bunun, Paiwan, Rukai, and Tsou, among others.
In collaboration with arts and culture programming at Asia Society Texas Center, educators will have an opportunity to learn about Taiwan’s original inhabitants and current demographic structure. This special teacher workshop will include a ticket to the screening of Hu Tai-Li’s Returning Souls on Sunday, March 24.
About the Presenter
Hu Tai-Li is a well-known innovator of ethnographic films in Taiwan and currently a research fellow at the Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica. She also serves as a professor at National Tsing Hua University and the president of the Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival. Some of her notable work includes The Return of Gods and Ancestors, Songs of Pasta’ay, Voices of Orchid Island, Sounds of Love and Sorrow, and Stone Dream. Her films have won awards at the Houston International Film Festival, the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, and the Taiwan International Documentary Festival. She studied at the National Taiwan University and earned her doctorate in anthropology from the City University of New York.
Education Programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible, in part, by Nancy C. Allen, JP Morgan Chase, and the Reliant Energy Charitable Foundation.
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