Special Screening: Taiwan’s documentary “Returning Souls” in Columbia University

Special Screening: Taiwan’s documentary “Returning Souls” in Columbia University

It is the pleasure of Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York to announce that the screening of the documentary Returning Souls, directed by Taiwan’s documentary worker Hu Tai-li will take place at 4pm on Thursday, March 28, 2013. Co-sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute of Columbia University and Taiwan Academy, the event will be accompanied by violin performance by Joseph Lin of a work composed by Shih-Hui Chen and followed by a Q&A session with the director.

Returning Souls touches upon the eternal theme of human being–home-coming. Forty years ago, the most famous ancestral house of the matrilineal Amis tribe in Taiwan was destroyed by a typhoon. Recently, young villagers challenged the elder tribal members and village representatives to begin reconstructing the house and to bring back the souls of their ancestors.

Time and Venue:
Thursday, March 28, 2013 / 4:00 PM (Free admission)
Columbia University, Morningside Heights campus
Davis Auditorium
The Schapiro Center for Engineering and Physical Science Research
500 West 120th Street, Room 412
New York, NY 10025
Transit: 1 train to 116 Street/Columbia University

WEBSITE: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/weai/returningsouls/
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