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vusam Planting a Seed

The film “Vusam: Planting a Seed” depicts Tuban Vusam Cultural Experimental Elementary School located in Daren Township, Taitung County. Why would Principal Te-Kuang Hsiao want to host an experimental school? What brings Principal Hsiao and Professor Wei-Min Hsu of National Pingtung University to meet each other and become collaborating partners to engage in this marathon of education? Is it a beautiful encounter or beginning of mistakes?
“We are having a dream of experimental education. What is it about? We hope all Paiwan students get to know more of their culture and improve their learning performance,” said Professor Wei-Min Hsu.
“It is sad if we as indigenous descendants no longer remember our own mother tongue,” said Principal Te-Kuang Hsiao.
Tuban Vusam Cultural Experimental Elementary School has developed four major focuses on language regeneration, cultural grounding, learning performance improvement, and diverse capacities. From interviews with Principal Te-Kuang Hsiao, Professor Wei-Min Hsu, and teachers, we learned their initiatives and opinions, and observed and recorded students’ learning conditions.

  • Li Kun Han
    Pingtung Film Festival, excellent work. Best popularity award.
  • Li KunHan
    Pingtung Film Festival,excellent work、Best popularity award.
  • Deng Tzong Sheng
    National Pingtung University Department of Science Communication Professor
  • Xiao De Guang
    Key Cast
    "Xiao De Guang"
    Tjuabal vusam culture experimental primary school President
  • Hsu Wei Min
    Key Cast
    "Hsu Wei Min"
    National Pingtung University Department of Education Professor
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  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Ethnography, education
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 26, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    321 USD
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  • Language:
    Chinese, Other
  • Shooting Format:
    24-70, 50, 70-200, SONY A7II
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Director Biography - Li Kun Han

I am Li Kunhan, from Pingtung, Taiwan.
Love video creation, documentary filming, and explore different stories.
Won the Pingtung Film Festival Masterpiece Award and Best Popularity Award.

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Director Statement

Walk into the Aboriginal Paiwan tribes, enjoy the cultural atmosphere, and integrate into the experimental education of students. In the unknown effect, start this long journey.