Asian Cinema Fund 2018
- Script Development Fund
- Production Support Fund
- Post-Production Fund
- Asian Network of Documentary(AND) Fund
- ACF Showcase
- AND Programs
2017 Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund
|Project||Lady of the Harbour|
Nearly two decades ago, Chinese immigrants came to Greece traveling along the similar route as the current refugees. Suzanne is one of them. Before moving to Greece, she had developed a successful business in Bulgaria and was friends with the then Bulgarian prime minister, mafia bosses and celebrities. When the refugee crisis arises, Suzanne decides to organize a Greek Chinese volunteer team to help as an act of redemption for her past. It is not easy - Suzanne struggles to persuade business-oriented Chinese bosses and companies to join and has to face the sarcastic attitude of Western volunteers. Suzanne’s dominant character also does not help. Against all odds, Suzanne gains a lot in the process, and so do her teammates.
As a Chinese Muslim and descendent of immigrants, my childhood is a memory of adaptation, integration, and rejection. Due to this experience, identity of immigrants stands central for my works. I am fascinated when arriving in Greece, that the Chinese who mostly arrived here poor and illegal 20 years ago, live now in harmony with Greek people and have developed successful businesses ? a subtle cultural match between Chinese and Greek? In any cases, other than the economic power games like purchasing Piraeus Port, I believe that something from a Chinese perspective in a ‘bottom-up’ matter may help build up a new order - when the entire humanity is under attack by terrorism, we want to tell a story of hope for ‘symbiosis’ between the Greek Chinese, the new immigrants, and the Greek people. Of course, such a story surely does not limit itself to Greece.