The Dragon Boat Festival

Direction
Year 
1975
Country
  • Taiwan 
Runtime
24min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

The riverbanks are dotted with food stalls and buzzing with the parasol-holding crowd. Everyone is here to watch the exciting dragon boat race. Voice-over narration in melodic Taiwanese describes pre-festival preparation, and the celebrations and rituals in various parts of Taiwan. Through carefully-crafted script and well-executed camerawork, this documentary gives a vibrant portrait of ordinary people’s lives in a festive atmosphere.

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  • Original Title
    The Dragon Boat Festival
  • Direction
  • Runtime
    24 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
    1975
  • Country
    • Taiwan
  • Format
    • Colour

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