The Mysterious Lanyu

The Mysterious Lanyu

鄭慶全, 廖賢生CHENG Ching-chuan, LIAO Hsien-sheng
1981
  • Taiwan
24min
Colour
  • DCP

The Mysterious Lanyu

Synopsis

In the 1970s, the wave of modernisation hit the Orchid Island (Lanyu). Warship Rock, Double Lion Rock, Lover’s Cave, the wisely and artistically designed tatala (traditional fishing boat), along with the Tao people’s amazing fishing skills were well-known by the public through the growing tourism, yet the small island of Lanyu and Tao people’s indigenous ways of life still remained a ‘spectacle’. When the documentary film crew arrived with curiosity and good intentions, what stories would they tell together?