Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (2011, Taiwan)


Starring: Lin Ching-Tai, Masanobu Andô, Umin Boya, Chi-Wei Cheng, Vivian Hsu
Director: Te-Sheng Wei
Genre: Action, History, War
Language: Aboriginal (Seediq language), Japanese
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My Rating: 5/5

“Based on the “Wushe Incident” which occurred in 1930. The incident involved a rebellion of Taiwanese aborigines against Japanese colonial forces.”

“During the Japanese rule of Taiwan since 1895, the Seediq nation of Taiwanese aborigines were forced to lose their own culture and give up their faith. Men were subject to harsh labor and kept from traditional hunting; whereas women had to serve the Japanese policemen and their families by doing the household work and giving up their traditional weaving work. Above all, they were forbidden to tattoo their faces. And these tattoos were seen as the Seediq’s traditional belief to transform themselves into Seediq Bale (“real men”). Mona Rudao, the protagonist, witnessed the repression by the Japanese over a period of 30 years”

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