Where Are You From?
Category: College 2017
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This video is an autobiographical experimental film uses footage and photos from the filmmaker herself traveling back to China, exploring personal memories, real lives of Chinese people, and current states of mind of today’s young generation abroad. The video shows the most personal feelings being an international student as a “Parachute Kid” today. In the western value dominant world, coming to America at a very young age makes many of us feel ashamed of being Chinese. We gradually realize our lack of understanding in Chinese history and culture to respond to how western public and media often generalize China and Chinese people in their skewed perspectives. This video raises questions of originality, identity, cultural background to encourage more thinking in what it means to be a Chinese person and an international citizen and more understanding in what China is today.
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