Private Project

a reflection

a reflection after a trip to my father's ancestral home
in Xiamen, China.

  • Shi Yun Teo
  • Shi Yun Teo
  • Project Title (Original Language):
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student, Other
  • Genres:
    documentary, rituals, trance, experimental, student, asia, chinese, culture
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 19, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital (IPhone)
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - UAL CCW Foundation
Director Biography - Shi Yun Teo

Shi Yun Teo (b. 1999, Singapore) is an artist and filmmaker,
currently in her first year of undergraduate studies at the Slade
School of Fine Art, UCL.

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Director Statement

To acquire an awareness of ourselves, a questioning of who am I and how we will realise it.
I am interested in documenting rituals, the act of connecting to
our ancestors in nature for their wisdom and guidance ethereally.

To re-establish our bonds with the universe by tapping into the
themes of spirituality, nature and culture —the memory of history.

Through writing & filmmaking, I create a visual poetry to show
my ancestral past and the desire to claim back my identity and
heritage. An attempt to overcome my feelings of being lost and
celebrate this reunion by putting all my emotions in to heal myself.