Private Project

Popo's Home

Millions of seniors in China today are looking for a place for physical and mental care. Popo, my 82-year-old great-aunt, however, has found her own pace to age in a small Buddhist temple.

  • Mengchen Zhang
    Director
  • Mengchen Zhang
    Writer
  • Mengchen Zhang
    Producer
  • Cao Yinzhen
    Key Cast
    "Popo"
  • Shi Daxing
    Key Cast
    "Master Daxing"
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Short Documentary
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    China
  • Language:
    Chinese, English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • NYU NewsDoc Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    February 1, 2019
Director Biography - Mengchen Zhang

Mengchen Zhang is a freelance documentary filmmaker and bilingual journalist based in NYC. As a first-time female filmmaker, Zhang set out to tell stories from her own family and culture. Her works have been featured in CNN, NY1 and Inside Lens.
Originally from Amoy (Xiamen), China, Zhang came to New York City to explore different ways of storytelling and earned her master degree from New York University.

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