Running Time: 89 mins / Production Year: 2014~2015 / Theatrical Release: Taiwan, 18 September 2015
Dream is inspired by affection and adventure needs to be planned.
Do you dare to just brave through the waves? Then…look closely at your beloved hometown!
“Because no one’s done it before, therefore it’s tough. And so, we’re doing it,” says Professor Su who has offered all his life to Oceanology. This night, he leads youth of all woks who are willing to brave through the waters with their self-made canoe, ready to round the island and then bring on the challenge of canoeing around the world. 16 youths from different places were put through harsh obstacles before they’re selected to charge towards the sea. For once, we watch this beautiful island from the sea. Through this pilgrimage, we will feel the acclamation from the Portuguese, ‘Go Formosa!’ when they first landed on Taiwan. And we will, again, reflect about how many noble dreams our the island, Taiwan, could foster…
Executive Producer: YEH JUFENG
Producer: NIKE SHEN
Director: WEICA WANG
Cinematographer: CHANG HSI-MING, YANG CHUN-KAI
Sound: FRANK CHENG
Editors: MILK SU, WEICA WANG
Music: OWEN WANG
Consultant: TANG SHIANG-CHU
I chanced upon the plan of “Dream Ocean”. During then, I thought why would someone have such a great obsession about the ocean. After finding out more, I realized that a professor has invested all his retirement savings just in hope that islanders like us could know what the ‘real ocean’ is. This made me, someone who reckons ocean is extremely dangerous due to our education system, respect and admire him. Then, I’ve decided to do this well. Through this documentary, I’m going to row towards the vast and fearful sea, moving this impossible dream step by step towards success.