Although not perfect, it is worth loving.

Guoyu Road

 

The relationship between Guoyu and small cooperative farmers is not only a weak relationship between upstream and downstream trade.

We visited farms on the spot and filmed documentary films about the production area, hoping to let more people see the humanistic stories behind each piece of farmland.

 

From the experience of several farms, we have seen that many crooked fruits with poor appearance (may be too large, too small, crooked, or with spots) are piled up in the farm. Such fruits are not bought by the mid-market. Because consumers at the market end do not like the appearance of such fruits, there are three categories for farmers to deal with these fruits at the lowest cost:

1. Eat by yourself

2. Distribute to relatives and friends

3. Discarded in the garden and become fertilizer

 

When the quantity is large and you can't eat enough, you can only discard them all in the garden. Such a scene is really distressing.

 

Therefore, Guoyu is determined to use the "photographic and film documentary" approach to actually inspect the scenes seen after the orchard (such as the situation encountered by small farmers when they grow fruits, the scene of fruits eliminated due to the free market mechanism, and the humanities behind the deliberate planting. Stories, etc.), hoping to let more people see the hard work behind the farmers.

 

 

果嶼與合作小農間的關係,並不僅是上下游貿易的薄弱關係,

我們實地走訪農莊,進行產地紀實影片的拍攝,希望讓每一塊農地背後的人文故事,被更多人看見。

 

從幾次在農莊的經驗,我們看到了農家堆放著許多外表不佳(可能長得太大、太小、太歪或具有斑點)的歪果,這樣的水果是不被中盤商給收購的,因為在市場端的消費者並不喜愛這樣的水果外表,對農民而言要如何以最低的成本來處理這些果物,有三類:

1.自己食用

2.分送給親朋好友

3.丟棄在田園中,成為肥料

 

當數量一大,吃也吃不盡時,就只能全部丟棄在田園裡,那樣的景象實在令人心疼。

 

於是,果嶼決心要以「攝影與影片紀實」的方式,將實際踏查果園後看見的景象(如小農種植水果時遭遇的狀況、因自由市場機制而淘汰的水果景象、用心栽種背後的人文故事等),希望讓更多民眾看見農民背後所付出的心血。