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
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Teaser of Xue Yu (Alice) Mongolian Thesis Documentary from Xue Yu on Vimeo.
This is a teaser video of Xue Yu (Alice)’s thesis documentary in production. Expected to be done in February, 2015.
The Mongolian ethnic group in China is decreasing in number as their grassland being regulated more and more by the government and their culture fading away. My film follows one family of herdsman where the mother and 4-year-old son travel between city and grassland and being separated from their family on a daily basis.
Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Producer: Xue Yu (Alice). All rights reserved.