SHORT DOCUMENTARY

Shot on location in the traditional Amis territory, The Spirit Keepers of Makuta’ay travels through villages on the east coast of Taiwan, where nature, colonization and population migration merge to create a unique spiritual landscape. The hand processed super 8 unravels mixed faith expressions from Daoist ritual possession to Presbyterian funeral, from personal prayers to collective resistance, all the while attempting to trace the memories of past Amis sorcerers.

Mandarin and Amis with English subtitles.

Director's Bio

Born in Taiwan in 1983, she lives and works in Montreal, Canada. Through intuitive play and experimentation, her visual artworks and films often explore different forms of divination arts and traditional tales, particularly via the angle of folk religion and oral history.

Yen-Chao Lin
Yen-Chao Lin
Yen-Chao Lin
2020
11 Minutes
Montreal, Canada
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1/25/20 1:30pm at Lafayette Public Library South Regional Branch
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