S. Leo Chiang’s short documentary “The Island Between” has been nominated for an Oscar. The film explores the tensions between Taiwan and China through the lens of the frontier island of Kinmen. The island, which was a key battleground during the Second Taiwan Strait Crisis, has recently faced military threats, including Chinese drones and the discovery of a Chinese spy. Chiang, who grew up singing patriotic songs about Taiwan’s reunification with the US, reflects on his own identity and the complexities of the Taiwan-China relationship. The film has garnered significant attention and highlights the ongoing tensions between the two sides.