The Islands     島嶼舊式
9:50 | BW | Sound | 16mm
The Islands is an experimental documentary which consists of 35mm film photographs I 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)
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 ANALOGICA, Bolzano, Italy
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
2017 Eye Candy, Kunsthal ved siden af, Svendborg, Denmark
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.9

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