Latuk is a very important musical instrument of the Bunun people. The grandpa often plays the latuk to convey his thoughts to the grandma who turned into a star in the sky. Grandpa, with Giwas and her friends’ help, goes to the space station to make his latuk sound easier to reach Grandma.
The animation series “Go Go Giwas” aims to include content from the indigenous cultures of all 16 of Taiwan’s indigenous peoples. In Season IV, the newest installment, there are 14 episodes each 12 minutes long, which include stories from Taiwan’s indigenous Tao, Bunun, Rukai, and Pinuyumayan peoples. Within this season’s animation stories of festivals, legends, ecology, and traditional knowledge of indigenous communities, there are new characters, music, backdrops, and new content around science concepts of space stations included throughout.
Directed by Yi-Feng Kao (Taiwan)