Hsiao An and Li May are both in second grade kids. Since Hsiao An lives close to the biggest coal power plant in the world, he has been suffering from asthma since little. And Li Ma's home is less than 6km from Formosa Plastics Corp's (FPC) sixth naphtha cracker. Not only half of the local people from her village got heavy metal contamination in their blood, the cancer incidence rate is also the highest in Changhua county.
Hsiao An's mother said that she can hear the air pollution. That's when she hear the sound her child suffering from asthma. And Li Ma's mother said she will have to take her child away from her home town in the end, even though she has been protesting about the air pollution.
空汙短片選 Short Films about Air Pollution
當經濟代價化身成各種看不見的重金屬元素，當環境污染隱形在空氣與水源之中，要如何指證並喚起社會的重視？是近來環境保護運動的難題，「PM 2.5 影像行動小組」由一群影像藝術創作者發起，於2016年開始推動「脫口罩！找藍天」影像行動計劃，共推出二十部影像作品，以集體創作的形式展開社會行動，針對空氣污染的議題發聲。
The air and water pollutions as the cost of the economy development are often invisible and difficult to be recognized. Aiming to raise more awareness among the general public, a couple of filmmakers formed a group called PM2.5 Video Action Group in 2016 and started making films concerning the air pollution issue.
We chose 5 films out of their "Taking off masks and seeking for blue sky" filmmaking project, hoping that the voice of people who suffer from air pollution could be heard and more discussion about this issue could happen.