A screenshot from Dive With You (Chin-Yuan Ke, Taiwan, 2015)
Chin-Yuan Ke’s 60-minute documentary Dive With You follows the evolution of Taiwan’s relationship with the whale shark across the past two decades. Besides narrating the story of Taiwan’s ban on whale shark hunting, this documentary goes further by depicting this vulnerable marine giant’s continued struggle for survival against difficult odds.
Following the whale shark’s migratory path across the Asia-Pacific, the film also examines the development of whale shark tourism in other countries such as Japan and the Philippines and how such programmes reflect upon 21st-century efforts to protect our planet’s marine heritage. Examining the transnational habitat of whale sharks through the lens of the camera, Dive With You provides a window into how we treat the oceans and presents alternative ways to respect the sanctity of life.
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Watch the trailer of Dive With You below:-
About the Director, Chin-Yuan Ke
Chin-Yuan Ke was born and raise in Shengang Township, Taiwan; a coastal village on which heavy industry has taken its toll, with polluted air and industrial sewage contaminating a once clear stream that ran through the village. In the face of environmental injustices, Chin-Yuan Ke began to use the power of his lens to bring attention to environmental concerns. His documentaries have won more than 20 awards at national and international film festivals. Read more about Chin-Yuan Ke and Dive With You here.