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Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale

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Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale

I found this movie on netflix and it had high reviews so I thought I would check it out. It is a based on a true story and the Wushe incident, an uprising against colonial Japan in the late 1800s. This movie was compared to Braveheart and The Last of the Mohicans. I thought it would also be good to watch because we would be discussing warrior Japan.

Seediq Bale (True Man) is the name of an aboriginal Taiwanese tribe. The movie is about the enslaving of the tribe and the Japanese occupation in the 1930s. The Japanese wanted to civilize the Seediq Bale tribe because they were considered savages. Mona Rudao leader of the tribes, leads a Japanese retaliation. He is able to gather 6 other tribes from other regions to assist with the revolt. The Wushe incident took place in central Taiwan.

This story is quite comparable to the United States and the Native Americans history. It makes you think that our US history may not be so different to the history of other foreign nations that we have fought before. The same was done on U.S. soil. Therefore it is not justified as to why things happened. If anything it presents a history of hypocrites.