Tales of the Rainbow

Direction
Year 
1998
Country
  • Taiwan 
Runtime
55min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

In the Atayal mythology, the souls of the deceased arrive in Heaven by way of the rainbow, yet only the ones who have the traditional face tattoo would be welcomed by the Ancestral Spirits. Seeing the decline of this Atayal tradition, the filmmaker interviews tattooed tribal elders, capturing their longing for lost family, friends and homelands, as well as their feelings about their impending return to the rainbow.

Interview with the director HERE.

Details

  • Original Title
    Tales of the Rainbow
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    Pilin Yapu
  • Editing
    Pilin Yapu
  • Runtime
    55 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    1998
  • Country
    • Taiwan
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Taiwan International Documentary Festival

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