Funded under the scheme of “New Immigrants Development”, the “New immigrants’ culture & light zone” was established in the 2021 Hsinchu Art Festival. The concept of development derives from blessings of the stars, creating a large-scale & ring-shaped installation of the “Island Star Map”.
There is a live broadcast in Indonesian, Vietnamese, Filipino, Thai, Malaysian, Japanese, and Korean. The hometown stories are broadcasted with digital technology such as lighting and music, providing an immersive experience in the “sound” to the participants.
New immigrants of Hsinchu City East District Tungmen Primary School performed “Rainbow girl”. (Photo / Provided by the NIA)
The stories narrated about new immigrants’ hometowns, and the event was jointly created by the new immigrant families, local illustrators, artists and other art teams. For example, Ms. Park Eun-jin (朴銀金) and Ms. Ko Ha-young (高賀榮), the representatives of the new immigrants from South Korea, used their hometown fairy tale "Moon and Sun" to create stories.
The story is about a mom who was eaten by a tiger when she was out looking for food. The tiger dons the mother’s clothes and tries to deceive two of the woman’s children into opening the door. After the door is opened, the tiger revealed its true colors and wanted to eat the brother and sister. At this point in time, the children prayed to the god and were rescued by the rope dropped from the sky.
This story is like a fairy tale about the Seven Little Lambs and the Big Bad Wolf. The performance will last until November 27. People who want to learn about rich and brilliant stories are welcome to visit the Dongda Fei Xing Park in Hsinchu City.
New immigrants’ book boxes are set up at the site, and the public can read the books of the for free and get souvenirs. (Photo / Provided by the NIA)
The Deputy Director of National Immigration Agency (NIA), Liang Guo Hui (梁國輝), and Committee members of New Immigrants Development visited the light zone on October 30.
There are new immigrant groups having music and dance performances that show their cultures. Besides, there is also a “Book Inheritance” activity, which set up book boxes for new immigrants to place books from their home countries, sharing different cultures with people who attended the event and promoting cultural exchanges
The Deputy Director of NIA, Liang Guo Hui (5th from the left at Back row). Team leader Huang Ling Yu (6th from the left at the back row). Central District Affairs Brigade leader Lin Hong En (7th from the left at back row). Hsinchu City Government Social Division Deputy Director Wei Xing Wen (4th from the left at back row) and members of the new immigrants Development. (Photo / Provided by the NIA)
The government attaches great importance to the training of new immigrants and their children. The Ministry of the Interior, National Immigration Agency will continue to organize overseas training, dream building projects and scholarship programs to provide opportunities for new immigrants to develop their skills. It is hoped that through this event, a friendly and multicultural society is promoted.