MOTHER TONGUE

Directed by Eris Qian

Cast: Jenny Lin, Min-Wen Huang

A second-generation Chinese American woman pieces together the memory of her mother’s last days when her mother had lost English due to Alzheimer’s, while she doesn’t speak Chinese. Lost in language yet without words, she finally connects to her mother’s heritage as well as her own roots.
Director Biography: Eris Qian is based in New York City and considers herself a global nomad. Born and raised in China, she lived and studied in 5 continents to explore her passion and creativity. During the process, she directed and produced a number of documentary shorts in Virginia, Athens, Hong Kong, Tibet and Shanghai.
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