Black

There is an increasing tension in Taiwan between industry and agriculture as wastewater pollution contaminates the rice fields.

Directors

Ke Chin-Yuan

Country

USA

Year

2014

Running Time

57 mins 

Watch the Film

http://eng.pts.org.tw/2013/12/black.html

   

SFGFF Film Program:

SF Green Film Festival Screening: June 1, 2015

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Rice is fundamental to Taiwanese diets. But as water contamination increases, farmers' efforts are no longer being rewarded with golden paddy and delicate rice. Black shows the increasing tension between industry and agriculture as wastewater pollution infiltrates the rice fields.

Filmmaker Ke Chin-Yuan reveals the hopes and fears of elderly farmers that can only bring their rice back to life if violations are enforced and a secure source of clean water is brought back to their fields.

2014 Finalist, 16th Taipei Film Awards, Taiwan

2014 Finalist, Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival