TFFUK Path of Destiny + Q&A U

TFFUK Path of Destiny + Q&A

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  • Sat 5 Dec
  • 71 minutes
  • Director: YANG Chun-Kai
  • Taiwan (2017)


UK Premiere - ONLINE only

This film is only available online on the Rio Player between 28 November - 5 December 2020.

Please visit The Rio Online Player.

Panay Mulu, who can possess gods, has a felt that the gods guided her to face her own “Path of Destiny.”

The film talks about Taiwanese indigenous shaman,  Panay Mulu, how she returns to her indigenous roots from Christianity. She is also a professor of anthropology and she had to make a difficult choice to be a shaman for her tribe while this indigenous belief has almost faded. The Sikawasay, from the Amis tribe in Hualien, is known as the people who possess spirits. They are fated to maintain traditional rituals in service of the tribe, their lives a process of interacting with the gods. Panay Mulu has been with them for 20 years, recording rituals that may soon disappear and capturing the tribe’s unique way of life.

2017 Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival – Closing Film

Nominated in 2018 Taipei Film Festival – Best Documentary