導演 Director：蘇三木 Sam Simonds（美國U.S.）
國別 Nationality：台灣 Taiwan
蘇三木 / Sam Simonds 蘇三木是一位美國作家和導演，他在過去的幾年裡持續進行‘Atolan的田調和拍攝計畫。西蒙茲的作品很大程度上受到1960年代末期電影「洛杉磯起義」事件發跡的導演們影響。
Sam Simonds is an American writer and director who has spent his last few years researching and filming in ‘Atolan. His works are largely inspired by directors who emerged from the LA Rebellion. He is interested in stories which challenge perceived universal truths and explore indigenous knowledge systems which articulate relationships within local worlds.
「‘Atolan」的故事發生在 1958 年──當時阿美族語被禁止，許多在日本殖民統治下長大的耆老仍然使用日語與漢族移民交流，這個遙遠卻牽動深遠的故事，是由耆老們的土地記憶及‘Atolan青年帶領的土地和文化開墾運動交織而成的歷史洪流的其中一部份。 ‘Atolan recounts a moment when an elder of the ‘Atolan Amis Nation shares land memories with Miku, a young adult who has recently returned to ‘Atolan. The elder recounts a summer long ago when their family’s ancestral land was taken. The memories in ‘Atolan take place during 1958 - a time when Amis language was prohibited and many elders who grew up during Japanese colonial rule still used Japanese to communicate with Han-Chinese migrants. This story is part of a larger project which weaves together land memories of elders with a land and cultural reclamation movement led by a cohort of young adults in ‘Atolan.