A JOURNEY WITH INVISIBLE FRIENDS

看不見的台灣

By Mitch LIN

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Social issues - Completed 2018


    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Social issues, Documentary
    • Countries
    • TAIWAN
    • Director(s)
    • Mitch LIN
    • Synopsis
    • It's 2016, and director Mitch is about to make a documentary about the nature of karma and causality, curious to explore these mysteries with the help of "channels" who can relay messages from gods and spirits. On the first day of shooting, to his surprise, Mitch learns that the gods are contacting him through the channels: they want Mitch to resolve some karmic issues in his family and to do something to help the victims of the earthquake in Taiwan earlier that year in order for him to earn the right to tell this story.

      On that day, Mitch embarks on an “invisible journey”, meeting channels and shamanic healers, and undergoing challenges, including one with 17th century Chinese sea hero Koxinga who expelled the Dutch colonizers from Taiwan and is now revered as a god. Koxinga reveals a startling secret and then gives Mitch and his crew a difficult mission: to seek out the Siraya, an aboriginal tribe who arehistorical occupants of an ancient battleground, and to work hand-in-hand with themto heal the memory of this woundedfield...