Rootless Screens at Montclair Film Festival

My documentary Rootless will be screening at the 2015 Montclair Film Festival on May 9th, 2015 at noon.

Location: Clairidge Cinema. 486 Bloomfield Avenue, MONTCLAIR, NJ, 07042

Festival website:

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NYU NewsDoc Film Festival

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:


Rootless Trailer

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)
Film Scoring: Nature Ganganbaigal and Danielle Merlis
Thanks to: National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, New York


Teaser of Xue Yu (Alice) Mongolian Thesis Documentary

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.