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Documentary on fishermen premieres on ship in southern Taiwan

Documentary on fishermen premieres on ship in southern Taiwan

Taipei, Sept. 23 (CNA) A documentary film that records the lives of fishermen working aboard Taiwanese ocean-going vessels premiered Tuesday on a ship at the Chienchen Fishing Port (????) in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan. Shot by directors Kuo Chen-ti (???) and Ko Neng-yuan (???) over a period of six years, the 112-minute film, titled "Trapped at Sea, Lost in Time" (????) documents the loneliness and hardships of working on a blue-water vessel. Fishermen on such vessels often work long hours in harsh environments, and can be away from their homes and families for years. The film follows a vessel from the Chienchen Fishing Port to places such as the Marshall Islands and Papua New Guinea. "We hope audiences will go see the film because we hope to facilitate people's understanding of each other and bring them closer to the ocean," Kuo said. The film will hit local theaters Oct. 23. (By Christie Chen)


Updated : 2021-05-11 20:52 GMT+08:00