In a way, it secretly became a hub of futurism even before Taiwanese society fully embraced modernism. Man-made landscapes manifested a brand-new value in line with the great utopian vision: the future is light, colorful, technological, consumer-oriented and sentimental.
Even an enduring myth passed down from generation to generation cannot escape the fate of word of mouth. A half century later, we stood on the same coast with a retrospective gaze. The landscapes of the past looked utterly foreign, but when we attempted to look into the future, we were soon overwhelmed by a sense of déjà vu.
2022 Taiwan International Documentary Festival