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United States | Drama | 2022 | 15 minutes | English with subtitles 

Director: Shu-Ying Chung


Synopsis / Director Statement

The title of our short film, "Removable," is the euphemism the United States government uses to describe people flagged for deportation. Our film tells the story of an immigrant struggling with guilt after calling the police on her abusive husband, which results in his "removal." As an immigrant myself, who was forced to leave the United States (leaving my job, my home, my relationships, though fortunately I was later able to return), and as a woman and a spouse, multiple elements of this story have personal resonance for me. Almost half of the cast and crew of this film are immigrants and almost half are women, some of whom, like me, have had related experiences or know someone who has. I never could have made the film without the help of these collaborators, and I am eager for audiences to see their work.

DIRECTOR - Shu-Ying Chung

Having grown up in Taipei and now living in New York City, Shu-Ying Chung has worked as a director and editor at Albert Lan Creative, creating TV and web commercials for products including the ASUS Zenfone and Zenwatch, and as an editor for the PBS television series Live from the Artists Den, including a special film that was released in theaters. Chung has also edited various short films, music videos, and editorial content for fashion websites, and wrote and directed a virtual reality film.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    15 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Shu-Ying Chung