Kottbusser Damm 22, 10967 Berlin

Saturday, November 5, 2022
12 pm – 2 pm

A Firecracker Story
Director: Zhizi HAO
An 8-year-old boy searches for fireworks on Chinese New Year’s Eve after fireworks have been banned in his hometown.

Secrets at the Intermissions
Director: Xue SU
Li Guo, a junior high school student, carefully completed the “homework” assigned by the teacher but was mocked by his classmates in the class. After being excluded and bullied, again and again, she paid attention to another girl in the class, Huang Ting…

Hair Tie, Egg, Homework Books
Director: Runxiao LUO
As a model student in her elementary school, 11-year-old Lin Yuqi is assigned to give a speech about her family at the Parents’ Meeting night. But after Lin finds out that she shares the same secret with a mischievous classmate, she starts to have second thoughts.

Summer Swing
Director: Kunao YAN
In the 1980s, the Chinese government launched a severe crackdown on crime. As he liked dancing, doorman Xiao Jun got to know Zhang Jianqiang, who headed the school gang and organized dance parties. Xiao Jun thought that he would find his true love, but was later caught in a complex conflict.

Nanhai Girls
Director: Jiani CHEN
“Nanhai Girls” is the title of a famous pop song that is also a play on words in Mandarin. Nanhai means the South China Sea, and it also sounds like the word for “boy”. This project reveals my frustration as a girl growing up in Fujian, a province of China where clan culture is extremely male-dominated. Women are treated as economic resources – or burdens. As a girl, growing up with this conventional value, I have some confusion and pain. Through a mixture of my diaries, archives, and body language, I try to understand the generational changes in women, family relationships, and happiness.

Children’s Corner
Director: Haotian GUAN
Living at the base of Mount Helan, Zhilong often imagines a life away from his factory-packed hometown—Gangchang. When summer comes to an end, something unusual happens to the boy, right before his mother takes him away.