The Islands     島嶼舊式
9:50 | BW | Sound | 16mm
The Islands is an experimental documentary which consists of 35mm film photographs Hsieh took in three islands: Inishimore (Ireland), Staten Island (United States) and Tsushima Island (Japan). By constructing, re-filming and hand animating the photographs, island is no longer a geographical term, but a state of mind, in which the film as a process to express nostalgia and re-examine the relationship among land, nation and identity. 

Sound by Shih-Chieh Lin
Photographs taken by Hsuan-Kuang Hsieh

Award
Best Film, SEFF Binghamton
Screening (selected)
2022 Taiwan International Documentary Festival, Taipei
2021 ANALOGICA- 10 Year Retrospective, Zagreb, Croatia/ Gallerie Foto Forum, Bolzano, Italy
2021 Queer Vision 台湾現代女性実験映像集「母の満ち潮 娘の引き潮」, Lumen Gallery, Kyoto
2019 21e Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris, Paris, France
2018 ARCHIVI, Via Montalti / Cesena, Italy
2018 International Film Festival: ZOOM - ZBLIŻENIA, Jelenia Góra, Poland 
2017 Video on the Road, Polymer Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan
2017 DOBRA - Festival Int'l de Cinema Experimental, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2017 Syros Int'l Film Festival, Syros, Greece
2016 BAINS ARGENTIQUES / Filmlabs meeting, Nantes, France
2016 Kaohsiung Film Festival, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2016 SEFF Binghamton, Best Film, Binghamton U.S.A.

Review
Women Cinemakers Vol.5

For private viewing link, please contact hsuankuang.h@gmail.com

Staten Island, U.S.
Staten Island, U.S.
Tsuthisma Island, Japan
Tsuthisma Island, Japan
Staten Island, U.S.
Staten Island, U.S.
Inishmore, Ireland
Inishmore, Ireland
Inishmore, Ireland
Inishmore, Ireland