Floating Ball 浮球

Issac Li/Short/Documentary/24min/35mm/Colour

Liu-chiu, a small island, sits alone on the outskirts of the Taiwan Strait. Like a ball floating in the middle of the ocean, ancient people have given it the name “Liu-chiu”, which means a floating ball. Surrounding this little island are more floating balls.

They are the boathouses where Mainland Chinese fishermen stay. These balls that have been floating for years on end are also called “on-the-sea hotels”.

Divided into three segments, the film depicts the fate, the humanity and the destiny of these floating balls.

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