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The Lost Sea

Director :
Year :
2013

Country: 

  • Taiwan
Color :
Color
Running Time :
60 min
  • Science
  • Nature Environment
  • Investigative
  • Author's Point of View

Introduction

In the waters around Kinmen Island, there is a curious creature which has existed for over 200 million years. People in Kinmen have made a living from the sea for over 300 years. They have survived the cross- strait conflicts between Taiwan and Mainland China. But in the era of peace, both now face a critical crisis - the misuse of the coast by commercial development.

SOURCE:Taiwan International Documentary Festival

Director Statement

Making documentary films is a way to realise my longing for life in the countryside. When I approach the farmers and fishermen in my films, I wish to be a part of their lives. However, under the process of modernisation and development, the environment gradually loses its vitality, and these films turn into its last memories. Whilst filming the subject matter, a feeling starts to emerge in my mind that it doesn't matter if they are farmers on the Guandu Plain, fishermen upon the Tamsui River or horseshoe crabs in Kinmen, they're all disappearing under the expansion of urbanisation. The act of documenting is also an expression of my reluctance of being parted from them.

Awards

2013 South Taiwan Film Festival - The South Award
2013 South Taiwan Film Festival
2014 Taiwna International Documentary Festival - New Generation Award
2014 Taipei Film Festival - Award for Outstanding Artistic Contribution (Editing),
2014 San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival
2014 International Environmental Film Festival, France
2014 Green Image Film Festival - Green Image Award
2014 Golden Harvest Awards - Best Documentary Feature
2014 Taiwna International Documentary Festival
2014 Taipei Film Festival
2014 San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival
2014 International Environmental Film Festival, France
2014 Green Image Film Festival
2014 Golden Harvest Awards

Team

  • Director
  • Cinematographer
  • Script Writer
  • Producer
  • Cinematographer
  • Cinematographer
  • Sound Designer
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