Got to check out Joe's video screening of "It's Our Pleasure To Serve You". Lucky me! Five Brooklyn Lagers in, hit up the Fish with some heads where whiskey shots were had, returned home and spilled coconut water all over my keyboard and fell asleep. Woke up to a computer homicide. Off to London, Copenhagen, and Istanbul tomorrow. Will be updating from abroad. Maybe log in some more miles out of my out-of-focus camera.
For all those who never knew about the aborigines of Taiwan and the Japanese colonization of the island here's a movie you can look forward to. Thanks to Charles for sending me the link. I'll definitely be looking forward to seeing this. It's just one more historical account of how different China is from Taiwan- the history, the language, and it's people. Most people aren't aware that Taiwan was colonized by Japan for fifty years and that a whole generation of Taiwanese including my own family identified as Japanese at one point. I wonder which tribe this one is about. Island warriors- what up?
UPDATE: I'm not sure if this film will be anti-Japanese in some way, portraying them as crazy imperialist barbarians or something.. But I do have to mention that the Japanese were responsible for implementing civil ventures like plumbing, building roads, education, and inherently modernizing Taiwan. I don't know who exactly is writing the script or what the message of the movie will be about.. I just know that I can appreciate there being light shed on such a niche in history and hopefully it is presented in a way where I can back it up. I'll just have to wait for the movie to present itself to me to really draw a better conclusion.