*Work In Progress*
Feature Length
Genre: Hybrid Documentary
Scheduled Production: Spring 2018 on location in Taiwan
© 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 among 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 between documentary and fiction, the film is a series of intimate vignettes that will be collaborative in detailing our character's routines and work schedules. Through the course of one crop season (6 months), PRESERVES will intercut between character portraits with formalized documentary segments that follow 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.