The Global Taiwan Institute is pleased to present the film “Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (Part 1: The Sun Flag)” in our ongoing series of social and cultural programs in Washington, DC. These films are provided by TECRO’s cultural arm, the Taiwan Academy.
Doors open at 5:30 and the film will begin at 6. Light snacks will be provided. Please contact GTI Program Assistant Jonathan Lin if you have questions or concerns. Kindly RSVP by August 20.
We will be showing the film “Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (Part 1: The Sun Flag)”, directed by Taiwanese director Wei Te-Sheng (魏德聖).
Wei Te-Sheng’s epic film “Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale” reclaims an extraordinary but little known episode from 20th century history. Between 1895 and 1945, the island was a Japanese colony inhabited by Han Chinese Immigrants and the remnants of the aboriginal tribes who first settled the mountainous land. In 1930, Mouna Rudo, the leader of the Seediq tribe settled around Mount Chilai, forged a coalition with other Seediq tribal leaders and plotted a rebellion against their Japanese colonial masters. The initial uprising took the Japanese by surprise and was almost entirely successful. But the Japanese soon sent in their army to crush the rebellion…