University Filmworks ethnographic research at home and abroad support student and professor documentary and oral history projects.
Documenting the life stories of indigenous peoples often holds unforeseen benefits to the informant and researcher alike. Through ethnographic research and film projects we can record valuable knowledge and make it available for future generations.
The research featured here is the result of a rescue ethnography project wherein the last remaining elders from a remote village in Taiwan share personal life accounts for the camera.
Translation and results of this interview were published in the International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies.
"Laipunuk (Nei Ben Lu) – the Last Frontier of the Taiwan Aborigines during the Japanese Occupation on Taiwan: Ethnographic Narratives of a Bunun Elder"