*Work In Progress*
Feature Length
Genre: Hybrid Documentary
© S.K.Y. Productions and Nonetheless Productions

PRESERVES is a hybrid film exploring the relationship between pickled mustard greens (suan cai) and Taiwan's changing agricultural landscape, illuminating the deep connections between food, place and memory.

PRESERVES observes the process of growing and making “suan cai," as a way to capture our character's lives in transition. Blurring documentary and fiction, the film is a series of intimate vignettes detailing character's routines and work schedules. Through the course of one crop season (6 months), PRESERVES intercuts between character portraits with segments following the agricultural / manufacturing process. Together, these characters and the investigation of producing food, explore the effects of agriculture in Taiwan on the everyday individual and reflect the growing consciousness of how and what we consume.