Taiwan | Ke Chin-Yuan | 2016 | 59min | PG Language: No Dialogue Q&A with Director
With no voice over-narration, no background music, this visual poetry is a true minimalist film. Unadorned and unadulterated, Ocean displays a collection of recorded marine images in the most direct and simple way. Gazing at the images, one sees a true representation of marine life and the myriad ways humans extract our resources from the ocean, as well as the ocean’s power to strike back.
2016 Golden Bell Awards: Non-Theatrical Best Director Award
2017 New York Festivals World’s Best TV 7 Films: Bronze Award for Best TV Documentary, Environmental and Ecology Category
Singapore, Malaysia | Yeo Kai Wen | 2016 | 30min | PG Language: Mandarin | Subtitles: English and Chinese Q&A with Director
The Cameron Highlands have in recent years been under development pressure. While this has created a secure and comfortable lifestyle for many farmers, it has also resulted in large swathes of forests being cleared to make way for farm expansion. As a result, flooding has become an annual affair, claiming property and lives while contaminating rivers with human waste, plastics and dangerous levels of pesticides. The Disappearing Hills documents the human stories behind these environmental issues.
2016 Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival：Special Jury Award