Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Story Islandis a combined music and video documentary about 14 ordinary people reflecting on their careers and families in various parts of Taiwan. The album comes with three short films about these individuals, who include farmers, hostel-keepers and aboriginals. Themes such as simplicity, harmony and warmth are as abundant in the film profiles as in the music. This intimate picture is the work of composer CinCin Lee, winner of the 2005 Golden Horse award for best film music. To createStory Island, she spent three years traveling around Taiwan picking up folk tunes and the feeling of life at grass-roots level.