The Spirit Keepers of Makuta’ay

Yen-Chao Lin travelled along the east coast of Taiwan – an area characterized by its wild nature, colonization and population exodus. The Amis is the largest of many ethnic minorities in Taiwan officially recognised as indigenous peoples. In search of different spiritual practices belonging to the indigenous people of Makuta’ay, Yen-Chao Lin places the memories of the old Amis spirit keepers on an equal footing with the practices of Daoist rituals and Presbyterian burials, allowing personal prayers to resound and collective resistance to emerge. The Spirit Keepers of Makuta’ay was shot on Super 8 film and developed by the director by hand. The effects created during the development process add an additional layer of spiritual interpretation. A miniature, an essay, an impressionistic painting.
by Yen-Chao Lin Canada 2019 Amis,  Mandarin 11’ Colour, 2K DCP World premiere Documentary form

Crew

Written and directed byYen-Chao Lin
CinematographyYen-Chao Lin
EditingYen-Chao Lin
MusicOliver Lewis
Sound DesignOliver Lewis
ProducersYen-Chao Lin, Oliver Lewis

Produced by

Mirror Play

Montreal, Canada

+1 514 8491895

World sales

La Distributrice de Films

Montreal, Canada

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Yen-Chao Lin

Born in Taiwan in 1983, she lives and works in Montreal, Canada. Through intuitive play and experimentation, her visual artworks and films often explore different forms of divination arts and traditional tales, particularly via the angle of folk religion and oral history.

Filmography

2019 The Spirit Keepers of Makuta’ay

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019

Dates

Berlinale Shorts II: Calling on the spirits

Rise | Shakti | The Spirit Keepers of Makuta’ay | It has to be lived once and dreamed twice | Héctor

Feb 09 16:00

CinemaxX 5

Subtitles: English

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Feb 11 21:30

CinemaxX 3

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Feb 12 17:00

Colosseum 1

Subtitles: English

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Feb 14 16:00

CinemaxX 5

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In the Eye of the Storm

Splash | Prendre feu | The Spirit Keepers of Makuta’ay | Mot Khu Dat Tot | Omarska

Feb 15 15:00

Zoo Palast 3

Subtitles: English

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Feb 17 19:30

Zoo Palast 2

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Notes on Cinema #92

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Feb 14 14:00

Botschaft von Kanada - Canada Room

Subtitles: English

Registration required: brlinpa@international.gc.ca