Sing Along, Kids!

We have a diversity of languagesin Taiwan. Among them, Hakka is a language that we’re gradually losing and failing to pass down. Most of our children have become unfamiliar with their mother tongue.
Some Hakka music makers are trying to create more songs and sing them for our children. They join the kids to help them learn Hakka with nursery rhymes, bringing them closer to their own land and culture. This episode captures how the kids interact with these nursery rhymes. It is dedicated not only to the children, but also to all of you who used to be children, too.

  • Guo Yan-gong
    Director
  • LO I-LI
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Music Video, Television
  • Runtime:
    50 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 18, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Taiwan
  • Country of Filming:
    Taiwan
  • Language:
    Chinese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director - Guo Yan-gong
Director Statement

During the production of this episode, we interviewed lots of lyrics and music writers of nursery rhymes to find the diversity of their creating styles and that their inspiration comes not only from their own children, but also from their childhood memories and feelings for their hometowns. Therefore, with this episode, we hope to pass down to our next generation the nursery rhymes that we have been familiar with, and help them learn their mother tongue and get to know better their land and culture.