*The Last Moose of Aoluguya(犴達罕)*
Time & Location
About The Event
You are invited to participate in the film screening, The Last Moose of Aoluguya(犴達罕), and the post-screening lecture, Practices and Relfections on Ethnographic Film (映後講座：民族志影像的實踐與思考) at 6:30-9:30pm, 6 October 2018 (Saturday).
About the film:
The Last Moost if Aoluguya is a portrait of Weijia, a hunter-poet with a tumultuous life. Weijia is a member of the Ewenki minority, whose homeland is near Siberia in far northeastern China. Forbidden to continue hunting, the Ewenki have been forced to move from their forests into dreary Chinese government-designed permanent villages. Deprived of his means of livelihood like many of his people, Weijia spends his time drinking and being a poet — when all of a sudden, as in a fairytale, a young teacher from Hainan, the tropical paradise island in China’s far south, comes to marry him and sweep him away. Weijia, clad in tropical print shirts, doesn’t quite fit into paradise, and his story turns dark, with intimations of madness and violence. In Mandarin and Ewenki with English subtitles.
This film is awarded the Best Documentaty in 38th Hong Kong International Film Festival (Hong Kong) and nominated the Best Documentaty in the 51st Goldern Horse Awards(Taipei) and honored with a lot other awards both from the domestic and abroad.
Please check the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzxTTk1zLqs .
About the director:
Gu Tao is an independent documentary film director whose representative works include The Last Moose of Aoluguya (犴達罕), Yuguo and His Mother (雨果的假期), and Aoluguya, Aoluguya (敖魯古雅•敖魯古雅). After spending seven years documenting the hunting life of the Ewenki forest tribe, Gu has begun to consider the fate of the Mongolian ethnicity, whose nomadic herding lifestyle has been effectively ended by compulsory settlement. Gu's present efforts are focused on the direct encroachment of modern industrial civilization on the natural ecology of northern nomadic herders.
He is the winner of Shinsuke Ogawa Award (小川紳介獎), YAMAGATA International Documentary Film Festival.