A Song Within Us

The light was turned on. The elder, the art director, was running through in his full wing for the rehearsal. He was busy adjusting the head ornament of tribal clothes, carefully arranging the stagehands for property display, color, and timing of lighting, and fine-tuning the music so it is in harmony with the dancers’ movements. Before the rehearsal, The elder led all the dancers to pray to the ancestors, and told them the spirit of ritual dance and music of indigenous peoples, sincerely and earnestly: “Dance and music are the bridge between Vuvu (The spirits of ancestors) and us.

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Fangas Nayaw




Director: Fangas Nayaw
Executive Producer: Estela Valdivieso CHEN
Producer: Estela Valdivieso CHEN, Hazel WU
Screenwriter: Fangas Nayaw
Editor: Maxime Beucher
Production Designer: Yin Chiao LIAO
Music: Kaˋti Karo
Principal Cast: Faidaw Fagod
Additional Credits: VR Supervisor: Thomas VILLEPOUX, Director of Photography: Wayne LO, Production Designer: Yin-Chiao LIAO, Sound Interactivity and Ambisonic Supervisor: Jin Yao LIN, Visual System Programming: Yu-Jie HUANG, Co-producer: Thomas VILLEPOUX, Co-producer: Jin Yao LIN, Co-producer: François KLEIN


Public Film Contact
Hazel WU
Publicity Contact
Hazel Wu
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2019
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Genre: Music
Screening in: Virtual Cinema Program
Screening Section: Virtual Cinema Competition
Screening Category: Virtual Reality
Country: Taiwan
Language: Chinese, Aboriginal language
Runtime: 14 mins