Private Project

Embrace the Ocean

Embrace the Ocean tells stories about marine culture, ecology and environmental conservation, with images from the Northeastern coast as its theme, and with humans, incidents, history, location and things as its background.
This documentary can be divided into two parts. The first half is about marine culture, introducing us to some veteran diving fisherwomen and fishermen in their 60s to 80s collecting agar, and two elementary schools working for marine education and holding a diving graduation ceremony annually for their kids to challenge themselves and be closer to the ocean. And the second half is about some coastal rock face near Cape Longdong waiting to be registered as a world geological park, a 90-year-old doctor still in practice in one of these remote towns, and the rise and fall of the Taiwanese abalone aquaculture along the Northeastern coast.

  • Lisa Hui- jun, WU
  • Lisa Hui- jun, WU
  • Lisa Hui- jun ,WU
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    1 hour 15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 20, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    100,000 USD
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  • Fuzhong 15
    New Taipei City
    May 19, 2016
  • Accolade Global Film Competition
    La Jolla
    September 8, 2016
    Award of Merit: Educational / Instructional / Training
  • Humanitarian Honorable Mention


    July 10, 2017
  • California International Film Festival and Davis Chinese Film Festival

Director Biography - Lisa Hui- jun, WU

Hui-jun Wu
Graduated from Mechanical Engineering Department of National Taipei Institute of Technology and Department of Life Science and Humanities of National Open University
Work Experience:
20 years of work experience in the industrial, business and humanities areas
A human culture observer (“Taiwan Up At Record”)
A volunteer docent for Cultural Affairs Department of New Taipei City Government and an ecotourism interpreter for Tourism Bureau from the year 2000 to present
Works Published:
“Aodi - The Hometown That I’ve Missed”, published in 2003
“Aodiwu Channel” on YouTube from 2006 to present
“Line View”, winner of the Landscape Architecture Division in the second Digi Photo Photography Competition
“Memory of the Ocean – An Aodi Fisherman for Half A Century”, published in 2010
“Let’s Go Again”, winner of the first place in the Micro-film Competition of Taipei Children’s Recreation Center in 2014

Film Chronology:
Embrace the Ocean, 2016

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Director Statement

Hui-jun Wu
Director’s Statement:
Taiwan is surrounded by the ocean. We’re indeed a “nation of ocean”. What a blessing! In order to share the beautiful resources forever, we should promote the marine education, reduce the human damages, and link the ocean to our daily lives, worshipping gods, protecting lands and loving people with a marine cultural thinking. The ocean nourishes the sky. The sky nourishes the land. And the land nourishes the whole creation. Let us respect Nature, coexist with all living things, and plan for a sustainable future.