電影製造歷史 The Future of the Past: Who Makes History ?
To what extent have the countries in Northeast Asia come to terms with Japan’s imperial past depends on the official historical discourse that each of these countries takes on. In comparison, those who frequently cite Germany as the “exemplary” nation
so often ignore the fact that the history of Germany we know of now is also an abridged version where facts are altered and edited out.
If the official writing of history is composed only of selective events, is there another narrative in historical theory that goes beyond political propaganda? Is it possible that this “public history” is not merely a supplement to, but also an alternative to the official record?
In collaboration with the Goethe Institute, “The Future of the Past: Who Makes History?” is brought to you by film scholars from Germany and the region of Northeast Asia. Taking place at the Taoyuan Arts Cinema, a historically significant site of its own, this film series explores the cinematic representation of the public history, showing us how history as remembered collectively by the public differs from the official, academic writings.