Shortlisted for the MullenLowe Nova Awards.
Screened at SineScreen x FACT "Whose Homeland? A Programme of Chinese diaspora stories"
Playing now at GirlsinFilm
'Wintermelon' shows the varying perspectives my brother and I have as British-Chinese siblings whilst also focusing on these differences in an attempt to understand each other. Using old VHS-8 footage, archived images and filmed video portraits, this short film connects cultural identity within family relationships. The narrative concentrates on my Brother's side, with my view as a tool for comparison, and we navigate our conversation around our childhood and our current attitude to our dual identities. Hopefully, my work can encourage you to resonate with these stories as we both navigate the fact that we are Chinese on the outside regardless of the circumstance.
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below are the stills from the film
A found footage experimental film accompanied by an interview between my brother and I as we navigate our perception on cultural identity. Made as a starting point for Wintermelon.