This is an animated documentary exploring how my mother’s abusive relationship with my father shaped my own experiences at boarding school in China. Our shared desires for intimacy, safety, and normalcy have been constantly at odds with the realities that surround us. Through a conversation as adults, my mother and I learn to understand and support one another.
About the director:
Danski Tang is an animator and artist now based in Los Angeles. Her works have been shown innumerous international film festivals. Her latest film Umbilical won the Pardino d’argento (Silver Leopard) SRG SSR at the International Competition at the 72 Locarno Film Festival, The Eileen Maitland Award at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Best Animated Short at the San Diego Asian Film Festival 2019, and Honorable Mention for Documentary Short at Slamdance 2020.
Danski Tang holds an MFA in Experimental Animation from California Institute of the Arts and a BFA inanimation from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art.