Returning Souls

  • October 8, 2022 / 15:00

Director: Hu Tai-li
2012, 85', HDD, color
Amis, Chinese with English, Turkish subtitles 

Hu Tai-li’s Returning Souls follows a group of young Amis tribe members seeking to restore their connection with their ancestors. Working with female shamans, the Amis are successful in reconstructing the ancestral house. Their efforts for cultural revitalization, however, are complicated by the influence of western religions, national land policy and local politics. This documentary interweaves reality and legends in its presentation of a unique case of repatriation.

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