DC APA Film Festival 2022

Shorts: THIS SIDE OF IT: Starring and Directed by Women

Expired July 18, 2022 7:00 AM
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Siyi, a Chinese student in an American theater school, has been putting in more effort than her American peers to practice for the first role she gets in college. Yet her professor is rescinding the offer because of her accent. To win back the opportunity for the closing night, Siyi determines to rid her accent by speaking English only from now on, even when she video chats with her mom. As she grows obsessed with the accent practices, Siyi’s attempt to better her craft has shifted into the faltering of her identity.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    19 minutes
  • Language
    Chinese, English
  • Country
    United States
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  • Director
    Shicong Zhu
  • Screenwriter
    Ella Rouwen Chen
  • Producer
    Ella Rouwen Chen, Brielle Yuke Li
  • Cast
    Ella Rouwen Chen