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MATA - the Island's Gaze


CHENG Li-ming


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2017 Best Experimental Film, Golden Harvest Awards


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2017/07/12 13:30 SPOT HUASHAN Cinema A One YES Sold out




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Scottish photographer John Thomson’s trip to Taiwan in 1871 is an important historical event. We selected a hunter photo to re-interpret that event and visit the Siraya tribe. We saw the hunters holding their breath, staying still in front of that weird machine. In this film, director Cheng Li-ming repeatedly speculates and watches the past, the future and the influence of images on this island.


CHENG Li-ming graduated from Shih-Hsin University. Having worked in a media company, the Golden Horse Executive Committee and the Taiwan Film Institute, he is also a film critic and writer and began making films in 1996. Cheng has made serial works [Through] (2007), [Sorrow of City] (2008) and [Waiting for T. L.], documentary films, including [The astrolabe of Text](2010), [Ita thau](2010) and [Looking for Siraya] (2013).

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