THE FORMOSA EXPERIMENT a film by Verena Kyselka, editing by Anett Vietzke @ PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS ART FESTIVAL. 3-10 February 2015 in Papa Westray, Orkney and 6-20 March 2015 in Hong Kong.
The situation on the small island of Formosa in the South Pacific Ocean is getting worse. Memories of dictatorship and tyranny prevail. Protest is spreading. The entire world is in turmoil. A secret experiment to relocate the island is carried out. Suddenly, the island disappears altogether with its people. The world powers of China, Russia, USA and Japan blame each other. Three new populated islands re-emerge scattered around the globe. What are the consequences? An island myth is created. Women from different cultural backgrounds take a ritual bath together and associate the memories.