Yaki (Grandmother in Tayal language) Yabon is the eldest in the Sqoyaq Village. The story starts from Yaki Yabon, who is sowing the millets with the memory, and then she recovers the traditional culture. Three different families in the village weave a touching story, but pulling each other constantly with the social reality of ‘home’ and ‘loss of the traditional culture’.
Dir. Sayun Simung / 2013 / Tayal, Taiwan / 72′ 

7th Native Spirit Film Festival 12–19 October 2013
The Film and Video Festival of
Indigenous Peoples

Date: Friday 18 October 2013
Location:SOAS School of Oriental and African Studies
(Main Bldg) Thornhaugh St off Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG
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Spotlight Taiwan 
Taiwan Film Festival 
There have been exciting developments in the Taiwan cinematic landscape in recent years, with more high quality and diverse films being made each year, gaining international attention and recognition. The Taiwan Film Festival provides a unique opportunity to see some of these great examples of contemporary Taiwan cinema on big screen, many of them screening for the first time in the UK. 

Seven award-winning feature films by emerging Taiwanese filmmakers have been handpicked to share with the audience of Edinburgh, each with a unique theme and telling touching modern stories in Taiwan, connected by the common thread of relationship and family to give a glimpse into the kaleidoscopic life of Taiwan. 
We are honoured to have directors and cast from Taiwan to attend audience Q&As at four of the screenings. There will also be an Asian Film Workshop at the University of Edinburgh and a piano recital concert by Yu-Siang Huang, the leading star from Touch of Light’ in the Reid Concert Hall on 29 November, both open to the public. 

To keep up to date, feel free to ‘Like’ our Facebook page, ‘Spotlight Taiwan in Edinburgh’, and visit our website at goo.gl/arzmFZ 

Taiwan Film Festival is part of the 2013-2014 Spotlight Taiwan project, organised by History of Art at the University of Edinburgh, in collaboration with Ministry of Culture Taiwan and Filmhouse. A series of events will be hosted throughout the year to celebrate contemporary Taiwanese Art, Culture and Cinema in Scotland.