Admission: FREE – open to the public
Taiwanese-Aboriginal director and actor Umin Boya discusses his feature film debut, KANO, the true story of how baseball and sportsmanship brought together disparate racial groups in 1930s Japanese-occupied Taiwan. Also a star actor in hit film 2011 Warriors of the Rainbow: Seddiq Bale, Boya will provide an in-depth talk about identity and the power of cinema to promote racial harmony.
Moderator: Alice Shih, Fairchild Radio
With: Umin Boya, Director/Actor
Umin Boya (Ma Chih-Hsiang) is half-aboriginal on his father’s side. He first came to prominence in Wang Shaudi’s TV series Big Hospital, Little Doctor (2000) and went on to star in the drama series Crystal Boys (2003) and Banquet (2004), picking up Golden Bell Award nominations along the way. He has appeared in various Taiwanese feature films, such as Sylvia Chang’s 20 30 40 (2004), Yang Ya-Che’s Orz Boyz (2008) and Wei Te-sheng’s Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (2011).
Film Screening: Kano