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Dearly held, yet complicated roots.

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A Chinese teenage girl travels with her mom to States as a translator, in order to find her abandoned sister under the One-child-policy. She’s faced with the decision when she secretly finds her sister——to tell her mom and risk their relationship or to forever keep it to herself.

In English, Chinese, with English subtitles.

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Film Contact:

Olivia Hang Zhou


  • Year
  • Runtime
    18 minutes
  • Language
    English, Chinese
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    U.S. Premiere
  • Rating
    Suitable for All Ages
  • Note
    Narrative Short
  • Director
    Olivia Hang Zhou
  • Screenwriter
    Olivia Hang Zhou; Jess Kohs
  • Producer
    Blanca Balleste
  • Cast
    Shavvon Lin; Leann Lei; Michele Panu