Wagaligong and The White Devil

WAGALIGONG STUDIOS RELEASES 5 MINUTE TEASER TO ‘ATOA-MIGRATIONS’, THE 6TH TRACK IN THE ARCHIPELAGO SERIES.

‘Atoa’ (literally ‘Big Nose Man’ in Taiwanese) will throw the spotlight on the foreigner cluster, especially the often misunderstood white male, who have made the east coast their home for specific reasons, and in many cases have put down solid roots and started families. Many of these ‘atoa’ are incredibly talented artists, musicians and surfers, but they are also tragically flawed, which can put them in bad light (since they often stand out) and cause resentment and sometimes even xenophobia from Taiwanese, who are generally very accepting of foreigners. In the full length feature I would like to show a more balanced view (the good, the bad and the ugly) of the cultural impact brought about by this recent migration.
This 5 minute teaser is for the the 6th chapter in the Archipelago series, which documents the connections between individuals (the islands) from diverse backgrounds who are part, either through birth or migration, of the diverse cultural community (the archipelago) which is thriving on Taiwan’s east coast.

「阿兜仔」(台語通稱外國人,意味有大鼻子的人)這部影片要將焦點放在一群外國人身上,特別是一些經常被誤解的白人男性,基於某些特定的原因落腳在台灣東海岸,也有很多這樣的人甚至已經在此生根,有了一個小家庭。
很多這些「阿兜仔」都是很有才華的藝術家、音樂家和衝浪手,但他們同時也不完美,因而引起一些對他們的負面關注(因為在眾人中較明顯),造成一些台灣人對他們的不滿及甚至排外,雖然多數台灣人對外國人的接受度很高。
在完整影片中我想要呈現帶給這些新住民的文化衝擊更平衡的觀點(從好的、不好的、醜陋的)。
這個五分鐘的預告片是為「群島」第六曲拉開序幕,「群島」紀錄著這些來自不同背景的「個體」(島嶼)間連結。 他們是多元社會團體(群島)的一部分,有些出生在這裡,有些則是新住民,而這個社會團體正欣欣向榮的在台灣東部發展著。