Returning To The Homeland: Taiwan

This short film is inspired by my trip back to my mother's homeland, Taiwan. Touched by the love and intrigued by the lifestyle of this place, I realized its vital role as part of my life story. A story that would not be possible without, first, my mother's story.

  • Jeanette Lam
    Director
  • Jeanette Lam
    Writer
  • Jeanette Lam
    Producer
  • Suying Lam
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    回到家園:台灣
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Autobiography
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 16, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Taiwan
  • Country of Filming:
    Taiwan
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 1920 x 1080/24p Cinema
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Richmond International Film Festival
    Richmond, VA
    United States
    March 2, 2017
Distribution Information
  • N/A
Director Biography - Jeanette Lam

I find beauty in simplicity.

As a Virginia Beach native, I recall two things about childhood. One, cotton candy sunsets and salt-scented air. Two, my dad following me around with a 1990s Panasonic VHS Camcorder.

At a young age, he embedded in me a passion for capturing simple moments and conceptualizing them into stories.

I am currently pursuing a degree in Leadership Studies, Journalism, and Film Studies at the University of Richmond.

Using film as a social tool, I seek and share the stories of diverse populations. I have served as a writer, cinematographer, and editor on documentaries, narrative shorts, visual poetry projects, and travel films. I continue to work as a freelance artist, providing video services such as event coverage and promotional productions.

In all my artistic endeavors...

I find beauty in simplicity. And I hope you can too.

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