Private Project

Under the Ashoka tree

Through the screen of my phone, it seems that my mother is closer to me than she ever was. Now that we are at thousand miles from each other, we finaly can talk. Me in Europe, she in Asia, both in the hand of Buddha.

  • Jialai Wang
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    Au pied de l'arbre Ashoka
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    18 minutes 40 seconds
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Director Biography - Jialai Wang

Born in 1990, Jialai Wang grows up with her mother in the suburbs of Shanghai. From 2016 to 2022, she studies filmmaking in Brussels at INSAS.

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Director Statement

This short experimental movie was shot in Brussels as a way to explore the relationship between me and my mother as well as an attempt to make it evolve. Using very light material to preserve its intimate scope, the shooting tried to provoke and document a process of reconciliation.