Private Project

Holding On To Water

In 1973, my father escaped the Chinese Cultural Revolution by swimming to Hong Kong. Through two long conversations, I finally learned his story.

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  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Yue Chinese (Cantonese)
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Claremont McKenna College
Director Biography

After eighteen formative years in charming Columbus, Ohio, Kiubon hopped to sunny Claremont, California to kick off his grand venture of self-discovery and growth. Since then, he jumped out of an airplane (twice) and ate McDonalds in nine different countries (having previously never left North America prior to Claremont). In the future, Kiubon aspires to feel the wind slap his face while falling from the sky a couple more times and stumble over his words while ordering McDonald's in a country's native language. And until then, Kiubon walks through life with arms wide open waiting with excitement to catch whatever falls his way.

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