The Way Home 阿查依蘭的呼喚

Sat August 14 - Sun August 22, 2021

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Dremedrema is the tribal chief heir of her tribe. Being the eldest means she must accept the inheritance of her position and status according to the tradition. However, her mother and children hope she would disavow the obligation. Even Dremedrema herself had run away from her tribe once, her ancestral spirits would not give up on her. She is a tribal chief who doesn't speak the native tongue. At the same time, she is a devoted single mother of three. She is a chief without her traditional tribal family house and unable to live within the tribe. However, despite ten years of effort, it is a home that she cannot return to easily. A female tribal chief's arduous journey to heed the call of her ancestral roots.


從小被送往平地生活的排灣族孩子廖莉華,在父親過世後回到出生的大後部落接下頭目一職。錯過了耳濡目染的年紀,廖莉華企圖重新拾起母語與傳統,以告慰祖靈她的歸來; 而部落內部的權勢紛爭與長輩的苛責,讓頭目廖莉華在這條回家的路上面臨著許多考驗。

Director Elaine Wei dedicates her time in making documentaries on Taiwan’s Indigenous groups’ and Hakka’s culture. She hopes through these stories, it will show others the importance of passing on traditions and knowledge so it won’t be lost forever. 







Director: Elaine Wei 魏郁蓁導演·

Actors: 廖莉華(阿查依蘭 日日滿)

Producers: Kuo-yang Hsu, Tina Shu

Length: 78 min

Year: 2020

Genre: Documentary

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