Hang in There, Kids!
In a secluded indigenous tribe, three children grow up in a remote, mountainous area. They are all very optimistic, energetic and playful, yet troubled by their own family issues. Their handicapped teacher opens an after school program to help them with their schoolwork. The children, deeply touched by her care for the them, want to repay her for her kindness. Upon discovering her beautiful singing voice, they decide to take the tape of her singing to Taipei....How will this trip change their lives forever?
ABOUT THE FILM
Official Submission for Best Foreign Language Film - Taiwan
Duration: 90 minutes
Director: Chen Jie-Yao
Language(s): Mandarin | Aboriginal
Subtitles: English subtitles
Producer: Chu Ai-Lun
Cinematographer: Ming Wang
Editor: Chien-Chih Chen
Music: Baobu Badulu
Sound Department: Duu-Chih Tu
Principal Cast: Albee Huang, Buya Watan, Watan Silan, Suyan Pito, Sharon Kao, Mudi, Shih-Huei Tsao
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As an aboriginal director, I love to address the aborigines’ pressing issues with an easy and humorous, even teasing tone. This time, through the eyes and the minds of the kids from the tribe, we see their own stories, the hardships of growing up, and their hopes and dreams. In an isolated and secluded mountain tribe, three boys with different backgrounds face situations when growing up. In the process, though with some sense of helplessness, the aboriginal boys always stay optimistic. With an easy attitude, they try to break free from the difficulties in life. These children are sweet and naïve. You can’t help but feel for them.