Documentary "THE WAY HOME" , a mother and also a tribe chief
Title: The Way Home
Director : Elaine WEI
Distribute year: 2021
Running Time : 78 mins
Sales contact: Activator Co., Ltd
Director Elaine Wei dedicates her time in making documentaries on Taiwan’s Indigenous groups’ and Hakka’s culture. She hopes through these stories, it will show others the importance of passing on traditions and knowledge so it won’t be lost forever.
Dremedrema is the tribal chief heir of her tribe. Being the eldest means she must accept the inheritance of her position and status according to the tradition. However, her mother and children hope she would disavow the obligation. Even Dremedrema herself had run away from her tribe once, her ancestral spirits would not give up on her. She is a tribal chief who doesn't speak the native tongue. At the same time, she is a devoted single mother of three. She is a chief without her traditional tribal family house and unable to live within the tribe. However, despite ten years of effort, it is a home that she cannot return to easily. A female tribal chief's arduous journey to heed the call of her ancestral roots.