Hung-en Su

Taiwan Film Institute | Taipei, Taiwan

Hung-en Su was born in Taiwan and received his MFA degree in Radio, Television and Film in Shih Hsin University. He was born to mixed Aboriginal / Taiwanese parents. Constant switching between these two identities helps him see this world from different perspectives. His re- cent films deal with issues about indigenous people and social problems. FILMOGRAPHY : - Dxgal (The land) / 2017 / 20’ - The Mountain / 2015 / 61’ - The Separation Waltz / 2012 / 6’

The Mountain

Taiwan, 2015, 61’

For hundreds of years, this island, Taiwan, has been under different colonial rules. From the Dutch, the Spanish, the Japanese, and nowadays the Republic of China, each regime left their footprints there. During these periods of colonization, only the indigenous people of this island truly experienced the process. As the colonized, indigenous peoples were labeled with different names and cultures had gradually been changed. The main character in the documentary is a Truku old man. Through his life experiences, we see the history of aboriginal recertification movement.Hung-en Su