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copy of Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq
Bale. This vast historical epic depicts a little known history
between native Taiwanese and the invading Japanese in the 1930s, and is
the most expensive film ever lensed in Taiwan. Warriors of the
Rainbow streets on August 7 in a variety of editions.
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Strictly speaking the Seediq Bale are NOT native Taiwanese, a description that today refers to Han Chinese who came over from the mainland over the past 600 years or so and speak so called Taiwanese, but are an entirely different race, now known in Taiwan as the "original inhabitants" and the origin of human life in the Philippines and Polynesia if DNA research is correct. They are now a very small minority who live mostly in the mountain areas of Taiwan. Their struggle is somewhat akin to the Sioux in DANCES WITH WOLVES, a proud people and culture virtually wiped out by the growth and aggression of invading forces. In Taiwan's case first the Chinese, then the Japanese and now of course the dominant, albeit peaceful, Han majority. This is a fascinating film that will bring new insights to American audiences. Dances with Wolves is a great epic that is mirrored in this sad tale of invasion and destruction. The films have much in common. Greed and ignorance are dominating factors in both stories.