May Sea Turtles be with You ... Always

Chin-Yuan Ke

Taiwanese Film Director

Certain choices are made with tremendous courage,
others are made through enduring loneliness,
and still some choices are made in a split second, in that moment – 

From a reporter to a nature photographer to a documentary director, the last thirty years of Ke Chin-Yuan’s life has led him to choose this one thing: to document the environment.
In the heart of the mountains of Taiwan, he explains the philosophy of nature as he explores the vibrant world that exists deep in the woods, lifting us up to great heights in Sacred Forest.
Within the vast ocean, he slips between sea turtles and humpback whales, capturing the colourful coexistence between humans and creatures of the sea. Ke Chin-Yuan uses stationary filming techniques and long, static shots to create lasting ripples in our hearts
.

“Taiwan is an island. We only have this one island.”
Through stunning cinematography, Ke Chin-Yuan hopes that one day in the near future, the sea turtles and the whales, along with the people, can safely return to this island.

“Taiwan is an island – yet this island is also the center of the world. Taiwan’s potential for affecting the rest of the world remains unbroken.”
A simple like and share on Facebook allowed this Taiwanese documentary to reach the Australian government!

About The Artist

Chin-Yuan Ke was born in Shenkang Township, Changhua County in 1962. In the 12 years between 1993 and 2006, he had been a monthly columnist for some magazines of political, economic and ecological issues. His works include more than 400,000 images of the environment, 500+ in-depth feature reports, 5 books, and about 300,000 words in text of fieldwork on Taiwan’s environment. He has won or been nominated for over 100 awards, at home and abroad, since 1997 and is currently a producer at the news department of Taiwan Public Television Service.

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Chin-Yuan Ke

Taiwanese Film Director

Certain choices are made with tremendous courage,
others are made through enduring loneliness,
and still some choices are made in a split second, in that moment – 

From a reporter to a nature photographer to a documentary director, the last thirty years of Ke Chin-Yuan’s life has led him to choose this one thing: to document the environment.

In the heart of the mountains of Taiwan, he explains the philosophy of nature as he explores the vibrant world that exists deep in the woods, lifting us up to great heights in Sacred Forest.

Within the vast ocean, he slips between sea turtles and humpback whales, capturing the colourful coexistence between humans and creatures of the sea. Ke Chin-Yuan uses stationary filming techniques and long, static shots to create lasting ripples in our hearts.

“Taiwan is an island. We only have this one island.”

Through stunning cinematography, Ke Chin-Yuan hopes that one day in the near future, the sea turtles and the whales, along with the people, can safely return to this island.

“Taiwan is an island – yet this island is also the center of the world. Taiwan’s potential for affecting the rest of the world remains unbroken.”

A simple like and share on Facebook allowed this Taiwanese documentary to reach the Australian government!

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Chin-Yuan Ke was born in Shenkang Township, Changhua County in 1962. During the 12 years from 1993 to 2006, he had been a monthly columnist for some magazines of political, economic and ecological issues. His works include more than 400,000 images of the environment, 500-plus in-depth feature reports, 5 books, and about 300,000 words of text files of fieldwork on Taiwan’s environment. He has won or been nominated in over 100 awards, home and abroad, since 1997, and is currently a producer at the news department of Taiwan Public Television Service.

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