Seediq Bale (traditional Chinese: 賽德克·巴萊; literally "A real Seediq or A real man") is a film project of Taiwanese director Wei Te-Sheng. It seeks to portray the Wushe Incident, a 1930 Seediq uprising led by Mona Rudao against the Japanese when Taiwan was colonized. In 2003 Wei raised NT$ 2 million to shoot a 5-minute demonstration film in order to showcase the story and to garner financial support. Despite the short film's positive critical reception, Wei could not secure enough funding to begin filming. However, due to the popularity of Wei's first full-length film Cape No. 7 in 2008, the director decided to revive Seediq Bale; it has begun production in 2009 with a USD 10-million budget.