Sunday, March 18, 2018

Where Are You From - Short Film Review

The Short Film: Where Are You from

The Director: Xizi Cecilia Hua

The Story: An autobiographical and experimental documentary exploring the state of mind of China's young generation abroad, or "Parachute Kids."

Director Xizi Cecilia Hua

The Review:
For me, this was a very interesting study on a topic that is often shown as internet memes and videos that explore it in a more comical way. What was most impressive is how much the director puts into the four minute run time including footage both from the states and from her home in China. A lot of the film was shot in a very candid nature so at times you don't see faces although it actually fits with the narrative and the questions being asked. For an experimental short film, Miss Hua does a great job of giving the "Where are you from" question a new perspective and a much deeper meaning. coverage of the 2018 Slamdance Film Festival. coverage of the 2018 Seattle Asian American Film Festival.

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