To find his father, a teenager called Yan Liang escapes from the orphanage with his “sister” Pupu and returns to Ning City. They live in his childhood friend Zhu Chaoyang’s home. When the three children play, they shoot a video of Zhang Dongsheng killing someone. They are afraid if they call the police, they will be sent […]
Reunion: The Sound of Providence was a story about Wu Xie, Zhang Qiling and Fats, who are known as Treasure Hunting Trio, restarted a journey of adventure after receiving a text message seemingly coming from Uncle Three when they had retired in Yucun, a village in Fujian. In order to find Uncle Three who had been missing […]
“Reborn” tells the story of Qin Chi, the only survivor of the “714 gun case”, who, after suffering heavy damage, struggles with amnesia constantly and seeks the truth of the “gun case” at the same time.
XueWenxi is a girl from a poor family,By a strange accident, she entered the “cloud school”, where only men could study. She and feng Chengjun, Yulexuan, Lei Zexin and other students, overcome difficulties to grow together, write a group of ambitious young people wanton youth romance story.
A mysterious gang is behind a series of crimes in Hong Kong, putting the safety of the city the line. Instructed the commissioner of the Hong Kong police force, Lok Ka-Sing (MICHAEL MIU), commander of The Special Duties Unit (also known the “Flying Tigers”) , select a team of elite police officers to form a special task force called “A […]
The play tells the story of Sun Xiaotian, the great God monkey, who created the miracle of salvation, but was replaced by Jiutongyuanhou, who suffered a lot of blows and lost his power. Relying on the mortal body, he united with the princess of Wanyaoku, Yu Bingxin, and the weak water emissary Diting to Dongfang Mo, the […]
“The Mind Speaks”discover the essence of Japan by exploring the people and things, which are of the most representation to Japan as well as the country, from an elite perspective, aims to show the beauty of Japan to Chinese people in terms of politics, economy, society, culture, art, design elements and lifestyle.
Bin’s summer idleness is a time when he is gaining strength for the next season of work. He takes care of himself, fills himself with energy, new ideas, and inspiration in the summer, then to please everyone around him in winter or spring special days. He is kind of like the vegetables he grows on his farm. It is said […]
In life there is nothing permanent.
The small fisherman’s village where Cai was born and raised, has become a modern and industrialized town.
The dried fish that was food for the poor in the village, have become a delicacy for tourists who come on vacation to the island.
I was trying to figure out if this change was for Cai difficulty or upgrade, […]
When Ma Xiaoai was provided a piece of land used to grow grapes in 2008 she thought she was in over her head, but soon she realised that this could be an opportunity to build a better life for her and her family.
In the year 2020 Pavel Tavares, during the quarantine of Covid-19, makes his first garden remembering his experience in Longji, China. Surprisingly, he have the opportunity to participate in Looking China 2020, where he meets Poli (董子凌) and another reality of farmers in that country, which inspires him. A beautiful friendship is born, surrounded by farming and family.
Jaco, Christian and Tristan enjoy a question and answer session about their Looking China experiences at the same type of round table they enjoyed during their trips to China.
A daughter is born to a Chinese family and the parents choose to raise the child through their love of roses. They buy a farm in the city of Kunming, where they work hard every day and grow flowers.
As time goes on, their property turns into a beautiful rose farm, as well as a family business.
Roses become real flowers of […]
A person treasures traditional dancings that transcend generations. Someone else encourages their fields to grow through their singing. Another one climbs in search of the best trophies. Rituals with nature as common ground, and their boost within the universe of virtual platforms. Through the screen, the outsider eye looks for daily victories.
影片讲述了 64 岁的张鹤珊，作为当年明代长城守城将士的后代保护长城的故事。他从 1978 年就开始守护着城子峪村附近的明长城，42 年来，张鹤珊劝走放羊倌，吓跑偷砖贼，为守好长城跟很多人急过眼、红过脸。
Lao Zhang is the guardian of the Great Wall. For decades, he has been standing at the foot of the Wall to protect it from destruction, and his work will continue and be passed on to his descendants
Mr. Xu, a chinese peach farmer revisits the mythological origins behind the high quality peaches of Feicheng. He narrates an old tale about sacrifice and divine reward, while showing his day-to-day routine in his own plantation. In this film, the past and present come together to think about how tradition coexists with modernity and the importance of peaches for chinese […]
Amber in the Mountains is an animated story of how walnut candy was invented in Caishen town, Hezhang county, China. A young girl decides to escape her village and chase the lights in the big city. However, she accidentally ends up stranded near a river that is inhabited by a magical giant salamander. Her life changes entirely when she realizes […]
As a technique that has lasted for thousands of years, textiles are gradually lost in the modern society where science and technology are constantly updated. Art comes from nature and life. Every inch of textile is the feedback of careful observation of life. This film makes people feel the harmony between man and nature through the narration of […]
Bird, Man, Water is a short, experimental film, which explores the captivating world of cormorant fishing in China through the perspectives of a cormorant, fisherman, and river. While the film’s three-act structure depicts three disparate points of view, it highlights the intricate web of interconnectivity in which these seemingly different, yet equal beings are enmeshed. By portraying the disappearing tradition […]
This film is the magical memory of my first trip to China. It represent my deep emotions about 2018 Looking China program and what kind of difficulties have happened while this experience.My own voice is the guide who is telling the story of the past.Through this story can be seemed a lot of new interesting facts that was left […]
Far from being chaotic, Beijing city has a plan: To guaranty permanent place for farmland within the urban area as it continues to grow and develop.
A young student from Chinese Agricultural University meets an elder citizen of Beijing through a long distance dialogue that reminisce the past of the city and the changes to come.
英文简介：Letters to Tian Tian is a short documentary in which three Looking China alumni from India, reminisce about the time they spent in China. In this letter shaped film, they address Tian Tian who represents the three young girls, the film makers met during the Looking China film project. The film makers fondly remember the bond they shared and hope […]
Memories are a bit whimsical. One might remember some fragments but still not be able to see the whole picture. In a sense, they are like a river. They keep flowing and flowing, going through moments that one cannot predict in a journey that ends up being one’s actual life.
奇诺 * 佩里科、王菁
A Tango with Chino Perico ( referred to as “The Film”) is an interview style documentary film, independently produced, directed and hosted by Director June Wang, the President of Tree Knows Media Canada Inc.. In March of 2020, during the global outbreak of the COVID -19 pandemic, Director Wang was in Buenos Aires, Argentina, doing Tango research for her […]
The Marco Polo Bridge Incident on July 7th of 1937, has inspired John, a young Chinese teenager from Pingjiang of Hu Nan, to fight against Japanese invasion by joining the “Flying Tigers”. After being nearly killed by five bullets, he was injured and was sent from India to Europe. He landed in America and married blond-hair and blue-eyed Eleanor with […]
Seven years ago, Yang Dahai, a math teacher, and Xiaoyu, a white-collar wife, were born. Unfortunately, they were diagnosed with autism. Starting from Xiaoyu’s inability to enter school, the story comprehensively describes the emotional entanglement, life difficulties, social misunderstandings faced by the families of autistic patients and the difficult process of going out of difficulties and facing the future. 七年前，数学老师杨大海和白领妻子丽丽的孩子小雨降生，不幸被确诊为自闭症患者。故事从小雨无法正常入学为切入点，全面描述了自闭症患者家庭面临的情感纠结、生活困难、社会误解以及走出困境面对未来的艰难历程。
John Andrews、Mona Arkin
A homeless female thief was hypnotized in an infinite dream loop by the greatest magician, she tries to break the loop but her bad habits (stealing) made her lost more.
The film tells two Salar sisters’ different fates as the main line. It combines the unique highland culture noodle brands with Aisha’s dream, trying to prove that one only depends on oneself to embrace the world.The film’s story, which takes place in the early 21st century, focuses on the education and growth of Salar women, as they awaken their own […]
A herdsman’s child chances upon a lost phone. She discovers it belongs to a volunteer doctor helping her nomadic community. As more people get involved, their decisions intertwine with Karma, which reflects Mongolian values of faith and morality.
Lele Farley、Alexandra Lvey
In the middle of the night, a thief breaks into yuan’s apartment. Yuan passed by the thief several times (almost found out). Yuan goes to the backyard pool for a rest, but he accidentally slipped from his lifebuoy. The thief hears his cry for help, she struggles between her humanity and the principle of thief…
Adapted from real people.In Wuhan, China, Dr. Li delivered the confirmed news of 7 SARS cases，he was admonished by the Wuhan Police Station because of “untrue statements published on the Internet”.In the end Dr. Li died of covid-19 infection.Dr. Li has also been called by public opinion: “Whistleblower” of China’s covid-19 epidemic.
This film is about the touching story between Li Xiaofan, a teacher of supporting education in mountain village, and he Xiaowang, a left behind child in mountain village.During the University, Li once went to Yunnan to travel，After graduating from University, I came here to teach.In her class,A child goes to bed as soon as class begins,Every day.He’s been doing this […]
The film uses expressive and symbolic methods to show the original order of the relationship between the sexes and the alternation of power between the sexes. The film reflects modernity in original and intersects the originality in modern.
When the spring sun shines and the cherry blossoms bloom again, who would you think of? As for Yin, she would not hesitate to answer: Yang Guang(Same pronunciation as Sunshine in Chinese) He was a top student at the medical school; She’s the piano princess of the Conservatory. These unrelated two come to one because of their passion for piano. […]
《I Mean To Be Win》 is a comedy about“Streamers and Gaming”. It tells when no one think Zhong XiaoJiang who`s a factory worker can be a streamer, he stick in his “All Character Tuitional”live way and his “A man is what he thinks all day long” spirit, like a phenix rise from the ashes, he become a gaming streamer, Realize […]
An unprecedented pandemic rages across the globe as everyone is forced to adapt to a myriad of unfamiliar changes in our everyday lives. The documentary “The Foreigners New Abode” highlights the real life experiences and challenges of three Chinese nationals currently residing in the United States. 一场突如其来的新冠肺炎疫情正在全球肆虐。受疫情的影响，人们的日常生活也发生诸多改变。《疫乡人》纪录了疫情期间，在美的三个异乡人不同的遭遇和生活现状。
James Zeffirelli、Niko Ren
Carlos Amezcua 、Karen Cantrell
America has first-class education and diverse cultures. As an Asian living here, I love this land deeply. However, the large-scale epidemic that has spread to the world has become a disaster in 2020 and beyond, but it also allows us to re-understand the meaning of life and family. As an individual in the global community, […]
This drama describes the growth process of five young people who have the dream of military sniping E-sports in real life and military E-sports. As a descendant of the special forces sniper martyr, Jiang Baipo has excellent abilities. In his university, he combined his military hobbies with military E-sports and formed a five member “marginal body team” with his friends. […]
In Suzhou City, where the law and the demon are opposite, fan Hai, a master of Tianyige, got to know Zhuyeqing, a demon clan, to realize his dream of “no demon in the world”. However, he fell into a dilemma between emotion and conspiracy. In the process of the hero’s tenacious struggle, it has a positive impact on the establishment […]
God monkey incarnates as a mortal Sun Xiaotian. He lost his magic power and memory. With his extraordinary willpower and my optimistic spirit, he regained his ability, defeated the demon head and demon ancestor, and saved the lives. It inspires the contemporary young people to break the shackles and confusion of thought and find their own social value.
Dongfang Mo, Yang Jiuli men and women walking side by side actually violated the taboo of Lihua city. After Sun Xiaotian and his team find the embodiment of resentment Su Luoying, Dongfang Mo wants to surpass her, but Sun Xiaotian insists on taking her to find her father, Heifeng . A fierce battle is inevitable. But Sun Xiaotian didn’t know […]
Sun Xiaotian, the great God monkey, came to Daqi city ten years later and got acquainted with Shi Piaopiao. However, Dongfang Mo and Yang Jiuli turned against him because of misunderstanding. Facing the blackening of their friends Diting, they fought side by side to defeat the demons. Through the courage and wisdom of friendship and love in the film, we […]
Director: Alexis Wong
Cast: Alexis Wong, Jay Shipman, William Rowe, Laura Norris
Synopsis: When a young girl’s family moves to a new neighborhood, she feels uncertain about making new friends and requests that her parents adopt a new pet to keep her company. When her request is declined, she finds solace in a child sized Chinese Lion costume. To everyone’s shock, the […]
Director: Nelson Ng Chak hei
Cast: Jim Lau, Leann Lei
Synopsis: The story is set in 1997 against the backdrop of the looming handover
of Hong Kong. Kit, a middle-aged single parent, brings his son from
Hong Kong to California under the pretense of visiting Disneyland. The
son, Chun, comes to realize the real intention of the trip is for his own
Director: Kenji Lui
Cast: Tiffany Meng, Michael Sze, Liam Sharpe
Synopsis: Crossing the ocean to further study in the United States, Wang Xinxin is a top student. Yet, before summer vacation, she becomes homeless and faces a 48-hour test. Alone by herself with no help at all, will she go to the dark side or face her own evil? Foreign students often […]
Director: Xin Huang
Synopsis: Fang Sir, nearly seventy years old, has been drifting in the Chinese suburbs in New York for thirty years. Back in Taiwan, he was a rising star in the film world. Here in New York, he is a lonely old-timer tortured by life. Feeling that old age should burn and rave at close of day, Fang […]
Director: James Y. Shih
Cast: Gregory Yuan, Mei-Hou Wu
Synopsis: Ahma & Alan is a comedic/dramatic short film about a grandma (ahma)
that has to travel from a rural town in central Taiwan to the capital city
of Taipei to pull Alan, her American-born grandson, out of jail before he
gets deported by a vindictive police officer.
Director: Lu Ke Lu
Cast: Eddie Eskridge, Trestin George, Alejando Flore, Marianna Aroxa, Terrell Butler
Synopsis: Lee, as a talented popping dancer, wants to win the biggest battle competition in CA to get rid of the dangerous hood. After being established as a potential dancer by Hugh, an OG popping master, Lee grabs the opportunity to learn from Hugh. Lee starts to […]
Director: Eris Qian
Cast: Jenny Lin, Min-Wen Huang
Synopsis: A second-generation Chinese American woman connects to her roots by piecing together the memory of her mother’s last days, when the Alzheimer’s disease stripped away their common language.
Director: Guanxi Shen
Cast: Tianxiao Zhang, Sihan Meng, Zhuoyuan Zhang
Synopsis: Magical realism combined with science fiction elements, two youngsters with entirely different backgrounds, wanted to find the mythical dreamland Miladus, started their exploration, but in a spiritual way, while discovering themselves and struggling with reality.
Director: Allan Zhang Tran
Cast: Bloom Li, Ray Yamamoto, Michelle Park, Gloria Ho, Jocelyn May
Synopsis: Two childhood friends ditch school during their senior year – what starts as a day of teenage frivolity ends with them making sense of their waning days, and friendship, in California’s San Gabriel Valley.
Director: Luis Antonio Rodriguez
Cast: Terence Pennywell, Guy Ellis, Jody Ryan, Heath Huffstetter
Synopsis: A 19th century slave, Thomas “Blind Tom” Wiggins, was an African American pianist. He was considered to be one of the best-known American composers of his time.
Director: Jiayi Li
Cast: Kevin Chan, Nancy Tom
Synopsis: Times change. The pure heart remains. Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory, a small hand-crafted retail store with 57 years of history, hidden in an alley of Chinatown in San Francisco, becomes more and more well-known nowadays. In the mechanized and digitalized era, a new guardian of the factory, Kevin Chan, insists on the […]
Director: Yuhe Lu
Cast: Evan Andrews, Kally Khourshid, Mike Claman
Synopsis: Obsessed with his recent breakup, a young writer decides to commit suicide by midnight if his ex-lover doesn’t return to him. As he reminisces their past while waiting in his gloomy house, unbearable realizations beyond unrequited love come to challenge his beliefs in himself.
Director: Zheyu Liang
Cast: Houquan Luo, Shaofen Xie
Synopsis: What does it feel like to be a stranger in a country that you’ve lived in for twenty years? Two rootless and tenacious Chinese immigrants, Quan and Fen, try to find a home in each other on foreign soil.
Director: Qingtong Wan
Cast: Xiaomei Wei
Synopsis: Miss Chagu has been singing the Tea-Picking opera since she was fourteen years old in Jiangxi Province. Now that she is seventy-four, her beloved opera troupe has lost its audience and is in danger of being disbanded: the stage is going to be sold, the investors are withdrawing their capital, and the members of the troupe […]
Director: Catherine Chen
Cast: Rosaline Chen, Ming Chen, Raina Chen, Ricardo Munoz, Jackie Chen
Synopsis: Eight-year-old Yuan Yuan (Jackie) is determined to protect her newest pet, a tiny turtle named Lucy, at all costs. Even if it means chasing down a massive hurricane called the Hollow Monster.
Director: WAI KUEN FU
Cast: Arthur Peng, Anthony Lien, Mona Arkin, Nicholas Killian
Synopsis: Mr.Guo, who is a traditional Chinese father, in order to persuade his daughter, Tina, to come back home, he has to learn how to let Tina go and respect Tina’s personal life, and the spouse who she wants
Director: Hui Tong, Kelly Ng
Synopsis: Curtain Up! follows elementary school kids in New York’s Chinatown as they prepare for the musical production of “Frozen Kids” and begin to discover their identities. Behind the scenes, they face Asian stereotypes, families’ expectations and uncertainties post-graduation. Interestingly, it is through rehearsing for this American favorite that these kids come to grapple with […]
Director: Carrie Carusone
Synopsis: Living in a cramped apartment on the beach, Jia longs for the affection of her immature mother, Kata. When Jia seeks Kata out at her favorite club, her mother’s sudden attention is as alluring as it is disorienting.
Director: Alizé Carrère
Cast: Alizé Carrère, Angie Yu, Jeff Smith, Lining He
Synopsis: Despite the growing persistence of environmental change, human resourcefulness remains alive and well as people across the globe experiment with adaptive methods on the ground. In ADAPTATION: Kentucky, scientist and National Geographic Explorer Alizé Carrère travels to a small town in western Kentucky to meet Angie Yu, a Chinese-American woman […]
Director: Hsing-Che Lin
Cast: Liang Zhao, Jun-Zhan Wei
Synopsis: Wang and Liu lose their cat during a road trip. They’re stuck in the middle of Taiwan trying to look for their cat that disappeared mysteriously. However, past memories that they tried to avoid slowly surface. Instead of the cat, all they can find is dissonance and remorse.
Director: Yue Li
Synopsis: Hope’s Home is a short documentary film about Hope Fengmei Christopher, a fourteen-year-old girl living in the United States who went on a journey in search of the missing piece of the puzzle that could help her understand who she is.
Director: Andrew T. Horng
Cast: Shuang Hu, Val Victa, Edmund Truong, Stephen Schlager
Synopsis: When an Asian-American skateboarder, who’s either stereotyped or ignored by everyone in her life, is invited to a skateboarding contest, her rare opportunity to shine is ruined by the presence of another Asian-American skateboarder.
Director: Corey Beasley, Livia Beasley
Cast: Corey Beasley, Livia Beasley, Darien Beasley
Synopsis: When a busy mom sees a mysterious advertising, she wonders if she too CAN be a “Super Mom.” (This is our 4th installment of Nap Time Shorts, filmed over our kiddo’s nap time.)
Director: Di Lu
Cast: Ruoyu Zhang, Stefany Rodriguez
Synopsis: Cathy is a girl who likes to take selfies and cares about her appearance. She would expect to use attractive selfies to attract boys. She can’t accept unsightly selfies, so she will choose her selfies carefully. When she deletes an imperfect selfie, Cathy A in the deleted selfie chooses to sneak into the perfect […]
Director: Yalan Hu
Cast: Zhen Yao, Michelle Sun, Juchu Liu, Carlee Soeder
Synopsis: On a warm autumn day in 1990, Huixian, a young Chinese woman, arrives in Florida to reunite with her PhD husband, after a four-year separation. Filled with blossoming hope and desire, she is introduced to another side of American life. She gradually realizes this promised life is not what […]
Director: Yuan Yuan
Cast: Fala Chen, Chasuna
Synopsis: 8 years old girl Chasuna travels from her home on grassland to visit her father who lives in the big city. However, during her father’s birthday party, Chasuna finds out he has remarried to a Chinese woman. Chasuna has to learn how to accept her as part of the family.
Director: Kitty Hu
Cast: Chen Hu
Synopsis: A father and daughter navigate caretaking within the confines of their home, coming to terms with the reality and reconciling their own relationship in the process. While preparing for his wife’s discharge from the hospital, Chen Hu yells at his daughter for filming at the wrong time. That’s me. I’m documenting my father’s journey throughout […]
Director: Songhuan Li
Cast: Daniel Wang, Songhuan Li, Xiaoguo Sun
Synopsis: A young student Li Ming let his girlfriend Meng get pregnant by accident, and they eloped to get married. On the night of the wedding ceremony, he killed the local leader Zhang Yang in a serious conflict, causing both Meng and their unborn baby dead. At the same time, he […]
Director: Harrison Engle
Cast: Mai Sui, Shao Kuang Ting, Ning Zhou, Charlie Zhang, Wei Chen
Synopsis: The film profiles several individuals born in China who have immigrated to the United States and built creative and successful lives for themselves here. The stories tell about their struggles and experiences in adapting to a new culture and way of life, and the dynamism […]