【身份認同】篇 Awakening of Identities
台灣 Taiwan | 2010 | 80 min | 蘇哲賢 SU Che-hsien
Best Documentary, The 47th Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival Award
Vancouver New Asia Film Festival
This is a documentary about two generations of hip-hop dancers.
“I’m 34 now and still dancing. Probably I won’t stop until I win,” said Alun. For him, hip-hop is his life, his oxygen. During the 90’s, when Taiwan was just liberated from authoritarian, he formed the first Taiwanese hip-hop group, “The Party”, and released two albums, even though he was subjected to vast pressure from the disagreeing eyes in the society. However, the group was somehow dismissed and the members simply went separate ways. Alun therefore went to Osaka, New York, Europe, Brazil and other places to explore different souls of the dance.
“Eight Children” was formed by a group of high school students. They are of the new generation born in the 90's and they are only about half of Alun’s age. This new generation of hip-hop dancers doesn’t have the pressure from the disagreeing eyes of the society, and in instead, they are fully sponsored by the praise and encouragement to a hip-hop culture. “Eight Children” agreed one year ago that after this year’s college entrance examination, they would come back and take part in the upcoming hip-hop competition. Will they have a happy ending? Or, who cares? Hip-hop needs not to be serious. Anyhow, just keep dancing!