“Even If You Have Nothing, You Should Keep Filming”: An Interview with Cheng Yu-Chieh on 'Wawa No Cidal' (2015)

Brown, Christopher (2017) “Even If You Have Nothing, You Should Keep Filming”: An Interview with Cheng Yu-Chieh on 'Wawa No Cidal' (2015). Senses of Cinema (82). ISSN 1443-4059

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Abstract

This is an interview with the Taiwanese director Cheng Yu-Chieh, in which he discusses his latest film 'Wawa No Cidal' (2015). The film, which Cheng co-directed with Lekal Sumi, depicts the contemporary struggles of Taiwan’s indigenous community.

In the interview, Cheng discusses topics including the ongoing discrimination facing indigenous communities in Taiwan, the challenges involved in collaborating with a village tribe during the making of his film, and the process of working with a non-professional cast.

For readers more familiar with auteurs such as Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Tsai Ming-Liang, the interview offers the opportunity to expand their knowledge of contemporary Taiwanese film and one its most original new voices.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Taiwanese cinema, Cheng Yu-Chieh, Wawa No Cidal, Panay
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion pictures
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Depositing User: Christopher Brown
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2018 14:32
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2021 14:25
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/78556

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