11.07 ㊀ 16：30〡台南新光影城 4 廳
11.11 ㊄ 12：50〡台南新光影城 4 廳〡★ Q&A session with the Director
Since 2020, my sense of time has become blurry. I picked up the project now entitled JET LAG, to keep track of the anxiety and alienation caused by Covid, to study intimacy during quarantine, and to look into my family’s mystery by way of a VHS tape and other footage that I had shot during a family trip to Myanmar.
The film begins with an inquiry into my Grandma’s missing father, who left China for Myanmar in the 1940s, and later became a monk. By accompanying Grandma on her journey to get closer to her father, I was also attempting to figure out the weight of memories. As a single child–a bisexual woman–who lives in China’s ever-changing society, I feel at constant odds with family ties. It reached a point where I felt the urge to turn the camera towards myself. The film no longer remained purely visual archaeology, but an essay reflecting on gender, the absence of fatherhood, diaspora, and the liability of memories. Where are we now, where will we be and how are we going to carry on with the burden of past happenings, which to this day still feel so vivid?