Directed by Huan Cheng

It is in the silent spaces of our lives that we often wrestle with ourselves. Follow the solitary journey of one woman as she navigates between isolation and intimacy in her daily struggle to find herself. Local filmmaker Huan Cheng’s experimental style masterfully represents the mental state of the protagonist. 


About the filmmaker: Huan Cheng is a Taiwanese Independent Filmmaker dedicated to using media to investigate the umbrella of trauma work, and discovering the practice of work-life balance, sustainable simple living lifestyle. Her previous works include “Calm Down, Anny”, selected in the Beverly Hills Independent Film Festival. “Danny, Danny” was selected in The Method Film Fest. Her works span from fiction to nonfiction, in both digital and celluloid films. She often incorporate “stream of consciousness” in 2D animation to portray the inner status of a character. As a multimedia visual designer, she’s freelancing in multiple types of works, including video production, pitch deck designing, logo branding, and illustrations. She had Artists Jim Campbell, Lynn Kirby and Jeanne Finley as mentors working on the Salesforce Tower public art project in 2019. Her latest Salesforce Tower work was projected in September 2020 in San Francisco. She received her B.A. in Communication of Design at Shih-Chien University and her graduate certificate in Film at California College of the Arts.

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In this thought-provoking and forceful program, these characters are exploring their complex histories and envisioning their futures. SELF | PORTRAITS is a study on the power of identity and how we become who we are.