How Deep Is the Ocean (2000)

  • Documentary
  • 60min

Shooting on 16mm, TANG Hsiang-Chu spent two years with Mamuno, a Tao indigenous person, on Orchid Island after Mamuno returned from Taiwan to his homeland. This film documents Mamuno’s reintegration into the community he once left behind when he was pursuing a better life on the mainland. While listening to Mamuno’s journey full of up-and-downs and experiencing the solidarity among the Tao people, the director starts to reflect upon his own ethnic Han background and attempts to find the meaning of his life. Despite their different social backgrounds, the men have a lot in common, including their passion for nature.

海有多深

《海有多深》以16mm底片拍攝,導演湯湘竹花了兩年多的時間,深入蘭嶼朗島部落,以感性的筆觸描繪當地青年馬目諾的重生過程:他在都市艱難求生、誤入幫派、墮落迷失,重度中風瀕臨死亡,最後重返故鄉,面對他曾背棄的海洋與族人。影片逐步用微觀的視角,細膩地建構出馬目諾的生命情境與成長歷程,悠遊於海底的水下鏡頭、蘭嶼如畫般的蔚藍海洋、島上族人的真摯純樸,使整部片溢滿詩意。作者在追溯主角的生命故事過程中,有時全然旁觀,有時置身其中成為馬目諾故事裡的一個角色。兩個不同文化背景卻對海洋有著豐厚感情的人,藉著攝影機的追索,可以看到馬目諾身為達悟人的處境、湯湘竹對生命源頭的探索,以及人與大自然環境的相依相存。(資料出處:臺灣國家電影中心工具箱)

Director

Tang Hsiang-Chu

Producer

Yeh Ju-Feng

Cinematography

Tsai Cheng-Tai

Editor

Chen Po-Wen

Languages

Mandarin, Tao

Subtitles

English

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