Note: this film was shot in anamorphic widescreen. We will post an "unsqueezed" version in the near term.
This historic film presents “Majestic Island,” a 1960s color film that takes it viewer to Taiwan. “Until the end of World War II these people were headhunters. But now they hunt for tourists,” says the narrator at mark 01:11. We see tribesmen perform a ritualistic dance (mark 01:33) and aerial views of farmland, later getting a ground view of Taiwanese working in fields or tending to their flocks. The tranquility stands in stark contrast to the Nike missiles shown at mark 04:00 that guard the coast. After seeing a review of Taiwanese troops and their air force the film introduces the viewer to some of the fighter pilots. At mark 07:15 a family sets off for the capital, Taipei, to see their oldest son who is serving in the armed forces. The viewer also takes a look at some of the island’s universities and steel-making plants, as well as a fishing village on the Pacific shoreline (mark 10:10). Beginning at mark 12:54 the film shows a presentation of Chinese opera by young students and a trip down Green Lake with a Dragon Boat armada. We watch as the family bids farewell to their eldest son (mark 16:20) and board a bus for the return trip to their village.
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