Men’s Ocean, Women’s Calla Lily Field

男人的海,女人的水芋田

In my father’s memory, our family had the experience of building a 10- person boat 30 years ago. Father is now the only elder in the family fishing team. Thus, in order to leave the family fishing team a memory of boat building, Father decided to make a new boat after discussing with other members. This film records the stories of the hard experiences of the siradokoran fishing team members from the female point of view, of how they reclaimed land, made up Calla Lily fields, and found timbers for building up the boat.

This film is more than an introduction to the boat-making process and the grand launching ceremony. More importantly, through the boat-making culture, the film shows the important roles that the Tao women played during the process of boat building.