Republic of Palau Located at 7 degrees north of the equator, the Pacific island country belongs to the Federated States of Micronesia Islands, with a population of about 18,000. It was listed as a World Heritage in 2012 and is a world-renowned ocean paradise island.
In addition to the rich natural ecology, it also retains the traditional island culture. The local community inherits the eternal lifestyle of the environment with the old saying "BUL".
Photo by 藍帕影調 Palau Blue productions
Tourism is the main economic lifeline, and the diving tourism industry is world-renowned, and has been rated as one of the must-go countries in life for many years.
The novel coronavirus "Covid-19" that has swept the world has never stopped, and has now spread to 191 of 196 countries. The Republic of Palau is one of the few uninfected countries. It is an island country with tourism as its main economic lifeline.
Is there any change in the oceans without tourists?
Is there any hope in the hearts of Palau islanders?
What changes has the epidemic brought to Palau?
Although tourists are gone, the earth was finally able to recuperate. So far we have stayed in Palau to record the epidemic, and all of stressing we’ve been facing were thrown into the sea. We just want to share what we have seen and learned, a short film record. It reflects the unpretentious natural beauty of Palau, the problems faced by the people of Palau, and the hope of the tourism industry for the future.
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客戶 Client｜Jim Hirata
出品人 Producer｜Jun Hirata
製作公司 Produced Studio｜Palau Blue Productions
攝影 Videography｜Alex Wang, Skylar Chen
剪接 Editor / 調光 Colorist / 後期 Post Production｜Skylar Chen
特別感謝 Special thanks to Alii Palau by Jun Hirata
和受訪帛琉女人 Tokie Suzukey
和受訪帛琉男人 Joy Aitaro