Date: Jan 27, 2019
By: Staff writer, with CNA
The Way Home (絕處逢生-讓瀕絕植物回家), a Taiwanese documentary on endangered
species, grabbed three awards of excellence at the Accolade Global Film Competition, the Endemic Species Research Institute said yesterday.
The documentary, which took eight years to plan and two years to make, was given awards of excellence in the Nature/Environment/Wildlife, Cinematography, and Public Service Programming categories, ESRI director Yang Jia-dong (楊嘉棟) said.
Filmed in 4K, The Way Home features beautiful time-lapse photography of nearly extinct flowers blooming, the institute said separately in a statement.
The film also captures the recovery of the endangered Spathoglottis plicata on Orchid Island (Lanyu, 蘭嶼), which is known as the species’ home, as well as on Green Island (綠島), the institute said. [FULL STORY]