Produced by Molly Shiels, Xue Yu (Alice)
Originally published on CNNMoney on February 24, 2015
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My documentary Rootless will be screened in the NYU NewsDoc Film Festival at 5:10p.m., Feb. 7th, in New York.
The film festival features 15 documentaries in total and runs for two days, Feb. 6th to 7th.
Festival website: http://newsdocfilmfest.com
A Inner Mongolian mother lives a split life for her 5-year-old son. To leave their grassland home and family for city on a daily basis, she found her son caught in between fading tradition and modernization.
The Mongolian ethnic group in China is decreasing in number as their culture and tradition slowly giving away to financial needs, policy regulations and city lifestyle. Rootless features one such Mongolian herdsman family in New Barag Banner, Inner Mongolia, China. The son has to go to school in the city whereas the dad has to stay back on grassland to provide. Lotus, the mom, commutes back and forth in two different lifestyles.
Director, Cinematographer & Editor: Xue Yu (Alice)
Thanks to: National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, New York