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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Every piece of Pez is made here

Produced by Charles Payne, Xue Yu (Alice)

Originally published on CNNMoney on May 5, 2015

A Kim Kardashian-themed Pez dispenser? CNNMoney’s Vanessa Yurkevich takes a look at how the candy is made and its cult following.

Forget the ‘Big Mac Index’…This is the ‘Chanel Index’

Produced by Amanda Hobor, Xue Yu (Alice)
Cinematography by Xue Yu (Alice)

Originally published on CNNMoney on April 24, 2015

The falling euro is creating problems for companies’ bottom lines. Just look at Chanel to see the impact. The fashion house is raising prices in Europe, cutting them in China because of currency fluctuations.

What’s this cheese cave doing in NYC?

Produced by Robert Sevilla, Xue Yu (Alice)
Cinematography by Robert Sevilla, Xue Yu (Alice)

Originally published on CNNMoney on April 6, 2015

Murray’s Cheese in New York City is aging cheeses in their very own cheese caves. CNNMoney’s Vanessa Yurkevich goes inside to see if it makes a difference to your taste buds, and your wallet.

The 5 biggest jewelry heists in history

Produced by Robert Sevilla, Xue Yu (Alice)
Cinematography by Robert Sevilla, Xue Yu (Alice)

Originally published on CNNMoney on March 30, 2015

More than half a billion dollars lost. Most of the jewels have never been recovered. CNNMoney’s Vanessa Yurkevich breaks down the biggest heists in history.

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