Private Project


Ocean is an important observation and record of nearly 20 years of changes in the marine environment. This film continued to focus on actual situations of the marine environment and the way humans exploit marine resources. Ocean tries to provide a comprehensive representation of the various maritime features by documenting the creatures in the ocean, re-thinking people’s interaction with ocean, and alerting the viewers to the ocean crisis.

  • Ke Chin-yuan
  • Ke Chin-Yuan
  • Yu Li-Ping
  • Ke Chin-Yuan
    Underwater Photography
  • Guo Dao-Ren
    Underwater Photography
  • Chen Yu-Hui
    Underwater Photography
  • Ke Chin-Yuan
  • Chen Qing-Zhong
  • Chen Tien-Bao
  • Liu Qi-Leng
  • Zhang Guang-Zong
  • Shen Hong-Teng
  • Chen Yi-Ru
    Line Producer
  • Liao Jie-Yu
    Line Producer
  • Su Zhi-Zong
    Post-Prosuction Director
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    Ocean, Marine, Environment
  • Runtime:
    58 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 12, 2016
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  • Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
    United States
    November 9, 2016
    North American Premiere
  • 15th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival
    United States
    January 12, 2017
Director Biography - Ke Chin-yuan

Born in 1962, in the small rural township of Shengang, Changhua, he began filmmaking back in 1980, adopting fieldwork style. He produced a continuous record of Taiwan’s natural landscape, including environmental changes and pollution incidents. In 1987, he entered the print media field as a photojournalist, and in 1993, began planning the filming and production of a documentary about Taiwan’s natural environment. In 1998, after entering the News Department at Taiwan’s Public Television Service (PTS), he worked on the environmental news program “Our Island”, producing films on a range of issues, from coastal damage, forest conservation, to environmental hazards, as well as other news features. Between 2007 and 2009, he traveled to the Arctic Circle, Antarctica and Mount Everest, to record environmental issues related to climate change, and to film the current situation on glacial retreat.

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Director Statement

We have been recording footages of the marine environment since the 1990s. At the outset, the focus was on obtaining beautiful shots that captured the wonders of the marine ecosystem. However, we soon found that the speed at which we focused the lens couldn’t keep up with the speed at which species were becoming extinct while the environment was being destroyed. Every photograph, every video footage, seemed to be the last images of our ecosystem. Today, I strongly feel that in the face of this continuous collapse of the environment, without any action, no change will be possible!