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2017 Asian American International Film Festival | New York City

DAI’S GARDEN

Directed by Ruohan Xu

China / 2016 / 35 mins / Mandarin with English subtitles

Plays In:
SHORTS: HOW WE WORK- CAREER CHOICES

Village East Cinema
July 28, 2017 6:30 pm

Description

Fighting an everlasting battle against ever-growing urbanization and industrialization, Dai Jianjun seeks to bring back and nurture traditional Chinese culture. As a slow-food movement pioneer, Dai has built a “green utopia” for all those wish to nurture and live a simpler life. Watch as Dai continues to fight and do everything he can do fulfill his dream.


Director's Bio

Born and raised in China, Director Ruohan Xu is a freelance visual storyteller currently based in New York. Ruohan received a M.A. from NYU’s News and Documentary program. She’s interested in culture, diversity, and social issues, and is dedicated to telling untold stories and lives of unexpected.



Plays in

  1. SHORTS: HOW WE WORK-CAREER CHOICES

    113 mins
    This set of shorts represents the most grueling and harsh work Asians have to face and endure just to get by. Looked upon as expendable and replaceable, Asians are often stereotyped as cheap dry cleaners, street peddlers, and hole in the wall store owners. But the stories and lives these films showcase highlight the tenacity, hard-working mentality, and perseverance Asians show both in and out of the workplace.

    In This Program: FIVE PERCENT MAN, BEFORE CHRISTMAS, CLIFF, SUPERFAN, DAI’S GARDEN, SIREN SONG: WOMEN SINGERS OF PAKISTAN


Dates & Times

Plays In:
SHORTS: HOW WE WORK- CAREER CHOICES

Village East Cinema
July 28, 2017 6:30 pm