Friday, August 26, 2005

"無米樂": a rice coincidence

This is quite a coincidence. After taking my urban rice paddy night shots I was wondering about how much rice farmers in Taiwan actually make. The next day, unbeknownst to me, Kelly rented "無米樂" {Let It Be), a fascinating DVD documentary about rice farmers in Taiwan (Blockbuster link here). It followed a 70-year-old farmer over a period of about a year. He got about NT$70,000 for five months work. If his crop is ever spoiled by heavy rain he gets nothing.

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