Memory of Islands


There were historical facts that passed down orally indicating Orchid Island and Batan Island had interactions in marriage and leather armor trading in the past couple hundred years. In recent years, five official “ethnic cultural interaction events” were conducted between the two islands, which can be considered as quite frequent for two countries. However, “root finding” has lead to new topics and interests in these two places’ historical connections, and one ought to further clarify what exactly these relations are.

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HD, Color


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Chang Yeh-Hai Sya Man

Director Chang Yeh-Hai Hsia Man, native of Tao on Orchid Island, Taiwan (also known as Lanyu), was born on August 20th, 1971. Besides being a documentary director, he is also an independent producer, diving and lifeguard training coach. He currently resides in Lanyu County (Orchid Island), Taiwan.