The Offshore

LIN Chia An

Taiwan〡2018〡Doc〡102min〡Color〡Mandarin, Taiwanese〡English Subtitle

Taisi Village of Changhua County’s Dacheng Township lies at the periphery of the island of Taiwan, it is however at the epicenter of suffering from the pollution caused by the petrochemical industry. For more than 20 years, Taisi villagers have been engraved on their own bodies the devastating effects of the industrial activities of the Sixth Naphtha Cracker across the Jhuoshuei River.


LIN Chia An

LIN Chia-an’s work encompasses documentary and feature films, as well as digital imaging and installation art. His documentary films post-2000 focused on exploring environmental issues along Central Taiwan’s Coast, depicting the plight of fishing villages in the post-industrialized contemporary Taiwan and describing numerous stories of fishing communities confronting the state Machinery, business conglomerates, local factions, and threats from criminal interests, as they fight for their basic rights. In addition to working in film and image production, he has been involved in regional environmental protection efforts since 2010. He currently serves as the executive secretory of the Yunlin Aquaculture Association, and associate professor in the Asia University.