What If We Be Together

Fifteen years ago, in Wuqing, Tianjin, the Prince or Peace Children's Home was established in a four-story building. Although the place is small, the people here spread the infinite magnification of hope, love and faith.

"Love" is not as simple as candlelight and roses, it requires courage and perseverance to bear and stick to it.

First, the protagonist, Chengzhi Ye, he went abroad when he was young. After years of hard work, he returned to China to invest in charity. All of this, the teacher of the middle school era, is the enlightener of Mr. Ye’s charitable life.

Second, the daughter of Mr. Ye. The father's attachment to charity ranges from conflict and ignorance to understanding and recognition. This kind of dramatic conflict that spans two generations and spans different time and space is exactly the realistic portrayal of our daily life.

Third, the children in the Children’s Home. Being disabled and abandoned is a devastating blow to children. What the “Home” is doing is not only to rehabilitate the child's body, but also to rebuild the children's mind. The process of getting into the child's mind is the best way for the film to express the needed emotions.

Through the legacy of building one’s hope in the film, the father, then the daughter, both experience the importance of loving on people, and touching lives around you, just like Mr. Ye’s teacher’s expectations and hopes. These are the core of the film.

Every child with a disability is a dusty angel who is waiting for redemption. And every soul who gives love to the children, their souls are also undergoing rejuvenation.

Let us love on the weak and the underprivileged. They will in turn teaching us how to live our lives to its fullest.

  • Gene Sun
    Director
  • Edson Li
    Director
  • Edison Li
    Writer
  • Jing Meng
    Writer
  • Kenneth Yeung
    Producer
  • Jianwei Lv
    Key Cast
    "Chengzhi Ye"
  • Ming Qin
    Key Cast
    "Ziu Tao"
  • Ruihua Lou
    Key Cast
    "Zhiqiu Ye"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    不如我们一起
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    33 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 15, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    85,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    China
  • Country of Filming:
    China
  • Language:
    Chinese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital,35mm,ARRI
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • POP's Foundation
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
Director - Gene Sun, Edson Li