by KE Chin-yuan

Ocean is an important observation and record of nearly 20 years of changes in the marine environment. This film focuses on actual situations of the marine environment and the way humans exploit marine resources. Ocean tries to provide a comprehensive representation of the various maritime features by documenting the creatures in the ocean, re-thinking people’s relation with the ocean, and ing the viewers to the ocean crisis.


2016 Taiwan International Documentary Festival - Taiwanese Competition


Running Time: 59 mins
Year of Completion: 2016
Director: KE Chin-yuan


KE Chin-yuan

KE Chin-yuan began filmmaking back in 1980 and produced a continuous record of Taiwan’s natural landscape. After joining the News Department of Taiwan Public Television Service (PTS), he worked on the environmental news programme Our Island, producing films on a range of issues, from coastal damage, forest conservation, to environmental hazards. Between 2007 and 2009, he travelled to the Arctic Circle, Antarctica and Mount Everest to record environmental issues related to climate change, and to film the current situation on glacial retreat.


YU Li-ping

After obtaining a master’s degree in marine environment, YU Li-ping stepped into the world of media, educating the public through her words and videos. She was a journalist and is now the producer of PTS news programme Our Island. Her documentary Ferrying Across: the Tamsui River won “Best of EARTH VISION” at the 19th EARTH VISION Tokyo Global Environmental Film Festival. Her Hermit Crabs in Plastic House was on the shortlists of several national and international film festivals.