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After passing [electronic resource] / A film by by Tai-Li Hu ; producer, Xiao Ju-Zhen.

Publication:
Watertown, Mass. : Documentary Educational Resources, 1997.
Series:
Ethnographic video online.
Format/Description:
Video
1 streaming video (10 min.) : sd., col.
Subjects:
Social change -- Taiwan.
Taiwan -- Social conditions.
Taiwan -- Rites and ceremonies.
Taiwan -- Antiquities.
Taiwan -- Social life and customs.
Form/Genre:
Ethnographic films.
Documentary films.
Language:
Mandarin with English subtitles.
System Details:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Summary:
"The East-West Highway was soon to be built in central Taiwan. It would pass through the village of Liu Ts'o, and many homes and rice paddies would be destroyed. The film maker Hu Tai-Li went back to her mother-in-law's village Liu Ts'o, where she did anthropological research from 1976-78, to preserve some images of life forever. This film was shot in a natural and intimate climate. During the annual two harvests, various activities in daily life and festivals were presented in the film reflecting the villagers' attitudes towards gods, ghosts, ancestors, women, farmlands, urbanization, industrialization, reclamation and resettlement. The film maker attempted to reveal the Taiwanese way of facing drastic social changes. In this unusual film—the first Taiwanese documentary to achieve commercial Success—we are treated to a series of affectionate vignettes of life in filmmaker Hu Tai-Li’s mother-in-law’s village before large portions of it are destroyed to make way for the new East-West hightway."--Ethnographic video online.
Notes:
Title from title frames (Ethnographic video online, viewed on Oct. 3, 2011).
Previously released on DVD.
Recorded in Taiwan.
Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2010. (Ethnographic video online). Available via World Wide Web.
Contributor:
Hu, Taili. , Director
Ju-Zhen, Xu. , Producer
Documentary Educational Resources (Firm) , Distributor
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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