In celebration of Asian American Heritage Month, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States joins the Asia Heritage Foundation in presenting Din Tao: Leader of the Parade as part of the Fiesta Asia Film Festival.
Din Tao: Leader of the Parade is based on the true story of the Chio-Tian Folk Drums and Arts Troupe in Taichung, Taiwan. “Din Tao,” a traditional Taiwanese performance in front of religious processions that requires the performers to pose as gods by putting on special face painting and heavy puppet costumes, is usually regarded as more religious than artistic. This film tells the story of how younger generations brought the ancient religious street fairs to stage through collaboration and rigid training. It also depicts how the modern fusion created tension among troupe members, who must tackle various challenges in the way including family rivalries and generational gaps. Director Fung Kai, winner of Best Director at the 2006 Golden Bell Awards, worked with the troupe members to bring the authentic Din Tao experience to the silver screen. It is 2012’s highest-grossing movie in Taiwan.
Event begins at 6:30PM
Presented by: Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office