Cultural Dislocation

This thought-provoking documentary follows the captivating journey of two individuals with similar yet contrasting backgrounds. Meet a British boy who, at a tender age, embarked on a remarkable journey with his family to China, where he spent almost a decade of his formative years living and growing up. Alongside him is a young girl with Chinese roots who was taken to the UK at around the same age.

Through their personal narratives, this film explores the challenges and complexities of being bilingual and bi-cultural, as well as the emotional toll of living a culturally dislocated life. The audience is taken on a humanistic journey that dives deep into the experiences and emotions of two individuals who have grown up in vastly different worlds, but who share a deep connection to both cultures.

The film invites viewers to reflect on their own experiences of culture, identity, and belonging while presenting a unique and engaging perspective on the impact of globalization on our lives. Through intimate interviews and personal insights, this documentary encourages empathy, understanding, and appreciation for the diversity of human experience.

  • Liqi Ye
  • Liqi Ye
  • Liqi Ye
  • Margaret Liu
    Key Cast
  • Cameron Patterson
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    26 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 4, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    500 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Red, A7S3
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Liqi Ye
Director Statement

Learned filmmaking from scratch.
Filmmaking as a professional hobby.