My Father’s choice

Documentary feature | 80′ | 2017, Witfilm

Directed by Yan Ting Yuen
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In the documentary My Father’s Choice, director Yan Ting Yuen links the personal history of her father and his family to the major developments of the past fifty years in China: the great Chinese famines in the fifties, the Cultural Revolution in the sixties, the exodus to the West in the seventies. These events created the Chinese conjunction of communism and capitalism and rendered today’s China the greatest economic power in the world; events for which its people paid a hefty price. A story unfolds in which the relationship between the individual and the collective, the small-scale, personal history and the big, global history, is one of continuous friction.

Netherlands – International Rotterdam Film Festival, 2017
Netherlands – Netherlands Film Festival, 2017
Japan – Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival, 2017
USA – Focus International Film Festival, 2017
United Kingdom – Tyrneside Cinema, 2017

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