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New movie Wawa no Cidal, Children of the Sun

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New movie Wawa no Cidal, Children of the Sun

Postby hansioux » 28 Sep 2015, 10:05



It's a new movie in theaters now about a Pangcah (Amis) family struggling with making a living or staying home, development or keeping their tradition. It's based on a true story and just the topic choice alone is worth supporting.
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Re: New movie Wawa no Cidal, Children of the Sun

Postby hansioux » 29 Sep 2015, 21:33

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Just went to watch the movie today. I really enjoyed it, although I might be biased because the movie is right down my alley.

The movie pretty much rolled every major social issues from last year into one. It's sort of like Miramar resort plus Dapu plus Sun Flower, all set with a Pangcah Aboriginal background. Although it's based on a real Pangcah woman who tried to revive their tribal ocean side terrace.

Suming produced the music for the movie, and you can hear many of his songs through out the movie. As a Suming fan, it's pretty amazing. He also did Sapiliepah a radiw (the elderly drinking song) in the movie.

The scenery is beautiful and it's touching and humorous at times. Really glad Taiwan can make movies like this now, and hope it can do well enough, so we can have more movies like it in the future.
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Re: New movie Wawa no Cidal, Children of the Sun

Postby hansioux » 29 Sep 2015, 23:08

Oh, also, when I went river tracing in Hualian, I went with Amis River tracing (http://520amis.com/). One of my guides played a small role in the movie. :P
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Re: New movie Wawa no Cidal, Children of the Sun

Postby hansioux » 01 Oct 2015, 16:40

Just learned a little detail about the movie, and Pangcah culture.

The two kids in the movie, Nakaw and Sera share the name of Pangcah's legendary ancesters.

According to Pangcah's legend, after the huge flood, only Nakaw and Sera survived the flood by seeking shelter in a wooden mortar. As the flood started to recede, they made landing at Cilangasan mountain (present day 奇拉雅山 at Fakong (貓公山), Hualian).

In the movie the grandpa tried to take Sera up Cilangasan but gave up half way due to his poor health condition. The scene of them just sitting along the path, smiling at one another is very moving.



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Re: New movie Wawa no Cidal, Children of the Sun

Postby hansioux » 20 Jun 2016, 13:53

The actual Pangcah Aboriginal community that inspired the movie is crowdfunding for a small combine harvester.

https://www.flyingv.cc/projects/7670

Their target is $500,000 NTD, and they are just $15,000 short.

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