By Ming-Chun HSU

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Historical - Completed 2013

Attabu, also known as “Wufeng” nowadays, is the origin of the Wufeng Lin Family. From frontier family to local eminence, Wufeng Lin Family plays an important role in the history of the late Qing Dynasty. This documentary portray the rise of a historic and legendary Taiwanese family.

& Awards

New Taipei City Film Festival 2013
Across the Border Section
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Historical, Documentary
    • Countries
    • TAIWAN
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ming-Chun HSU
    • Writer(s)
    • Dao-Siang DING, Nai-Ching YEH, Bei-Qi WAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Synopsis
    • Attabu, also known as “Wufeng” nowadays, is the origin of the Wufeng Lin Family, one of the five great historic Taiwanese families. From frontier family to local eminence, from pioneer hardship to gentry affluence, the rise of the Wufeng Lin Family serves as the best example of Taiwan’s social history of late imperial China. Their influence was infinite and could hardly find an equal. Taking up one challenge after another, the Lins played significant roles in several major historic wars. Being in the Intersection of new and old times, they were driven by destiny and forced to fight for survival.
      Different from a traditional documentary, “The Legend of Attabu” combines documentary with drama and creates a new style to present the story of the Wufeng Lin Family, whose family history can be seen as the epitome of their time. Based on the most authoritative sources and 4 years of research, shot in real historic site and delicately rebuilt historical scenes, this is a film you cannot do without when it comes to understanding the contemporary Taiwan/China history.