My Grandmother is an EggDirected by Wu-Ching Chang
As a child, the director’s grandmom was brought to another family to be raised as a future daughter-in-law, known as the tradition of T’ung-yang-hsi. It is a tradition of pre-arranged marriage and she was assigned to do all the household chores and was not allowed to receive higher education. From personal witnesses to the general phenomena in society, the audiences may glimpse the long past, imagine women’s situation in our own times, and look forward to striving for real gender equality in the future. Eggs are fragile, but at the same time tough. My grandmother is an egg.
Directed by Wu-Ching Chang
Director’s Bio: Wu-Ching Chang earned an MA in Animation at the Royal College of Art. She has worked on animation, illustration, and concept art since 2014. Her films approach multiple issues of females, modernity, and humanistic views. Her films contain multiple artistic practices and are based on cultural context through interviews. Her film “My Grandmother Is an Egg” won a Jury Special Mention Award at the Atlanta Film Festival and was selected at the Hot Docs Documentary Festival and Animafest Zagreb.
Children observe and listen to those around them. But their understanding of a situation doesn’t always align with that of adults. In these shorts, filmmakers tap into the unique emotional and psychological perspectives of young people to tell their stories. What does it feel like to be bullied by your classmates? to struggle against the forces of unforgiving climates? How can a person hold onto a sense of self against the pressures of culture and tradition? Glimpse the world anew through this shorts program!