The Song of Damaopu

Damaopu is a beautiful valley covered with terraced fields, where our protagonist, Wu Sheng-yu, grew aquatic plants and caught frogs when he was little. Although he only has a junior high school diploma, he has been influenced by his childhood memories and got interested in aquatic plants and animals. In order to know them better, he has traveled all over Taiwan to visit rivers, ponds and lakes to collect aquatic plants and animals and bring them home to breed or grow. At last, he knew well most of the 347 aquatic plants in Taiwan and been nicknamed Dr. Fields. Among them, one of his favorites is the endangered species of Taipei frogs. For them, he dedicated most of his time to the restoration of artificial wetlands because he wants to preserve the wetland ecology and hopefully to prevent his beloved Taipei frogs from disappearing in Taiwan.

  • Qing-yu Deng
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    53 minutes
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    April 23, 2023
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    20,000 USD
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    Digital HD
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Director Biography - Qing-yu Deng

The director, Deng Qing-yu, has been producing videos for up to 28 years and making documentaries for over 15 years of a variety of themes and on many different traditional craftsmen and professionals and experts of all walks of life. Besides, because of his personal hobbies, he has been in touch with natural ecology for 28 years and got to know well most of the animals and plants in Taiwan.

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Director Statement

Hopefully, when the audience watch the show, they’ll be touched by how our protagonist, Wu Sheng-yu, has been working hard to restore our wetlands and Taipei frogs and understand how important our wetlands are to the human beings to join us to preserve the wetland ecology.