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Pheasants to Formosa
Pheasants to Formosa

Pheasants to Formosa 1967


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Pheasants to Formosa 1967 Not Rated

30 mins United Kingdom

Tells the story of the return to Taiwan of Swinhoe's pheasants, bred by The Pheasant Trust and released in their native land to reinforce the wild population which was threatened with extinction. The filmmaker travels with the pheasants, stopping at Taipei, then leaving the heat and smog of the capital, taking a trip into the remote interior of the island in search of wildlife, before returning to the city and investigating Taiwanese practices to provide Chinese medicine.

PLEASE NOTE: This film shows Taiwanese practices of wild animal trading, including hunting for and capturing animals. One sequence (10:20-11:20) filmed at a Taiwanese market includes a man skinning a live snake, an example of a practice for providing Chinese medicine.

The East Anglian Film Archive, the first and largest Regional Film Archive in England, was established in 1976. Since 1984, EAFA has been owned and operated by the University of East Anglia, Norwich (UEA), to support research and work to preserve our moving image heritage. More than 250 hours are freely available online as examples of the wide range of film which attracts interest the world over.


Nature and Science programme


Game birds Pheasants Taxidermy Cruelty to animals Hunting Chinese medicine Wild animals Extinction Birds Nature conservation and protection


Animals on Film


Not Rated Contains scene of a snake being skinned alive




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