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

PRESERVES is a documentary film exploring the relationship between pickled mustard greens (suan cai) and Taiwanese culture, illuminating the deep connections between food, place, and memory.

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


Recipient of a Creative Capital Film/Video Grant
Official Selection in 2013's CNEX Chinese Doc Forum (CCDF-4)


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