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CIW Taiwan Film Festival

My River 我家門前有大河

4:30pm - 5:30pm
03 Dec 2017
Auditorium, China in the World Building (188), Fellows Lane, ANU

My River 我家門前有大河

2009, 60 minutes
Directed by Mayaw Biho 馬躍‧比吼

Twelve years ago, Meihua and her family of seven including her parents lived as squatters under the Sanying Bridge in Taipei. The place was subsequently demolished. They managed to rebuild their home, but it was pulled down again following the birth of Meihua's son in 2009. After the home they toiled struggled to build was torn to the ground, they were asked, "What are you going to do now?" As far as Mei-hua's family was concerned the answer was very simple - if they tear it down, we'll build it again!

Ten years after Children in Heaven, following the umpteenth demolition of the residences of Sanying in New Taipei City, Mayaw Biho returned with his camera to meet the family he had filmed. The film takes a close look at the dire situation faced by many Taiwanese aborigines.

International Long Film, Nominated, Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival (2010)

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This screening is part of the Taiwan Film Festival 臺灣電影節 2017: Indigenous Representations and Responses 原民現身與迴聲. All screenings are FREE and open to the public, but bookings are essential. All films have English subtitles.

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