About this submission
*This is an updated version after gathering the 1st round of feedback. Thank you to everyone who was willing to spend time and give feedback to this work.
The film is based on the director’s lived experience as a Chinese immigrant daughter. The story is an attempt to illustrate the first day of a Chinese transplant eating lunch at a rural, predominantly white public high school, and she starts to feel othered and isolated, but preserves her identity through eating dumpling she brought from home.
This film is dedicated to her mother and all the families in separation. (This is a fine cut, without color correction and leveled soundmix.)