• Mother/Land

  • Artist: Ming-Yuen S. Ma
  • Year: 2000
  • Duration: 25:00
  • Country: Canada
  • Mother/Land, the second in Ma’s Xin Lu project, is a meditation on the separations and departures that have shaped the maker's identity, his family, the city of Hong Kong where he grew up, and the Chinese Diaspora in which he now wanders. This experimental video takes off from a series of interviews Ma conducted with his mother before and after her departure from Hong Kong in 1996. Her reflections on leaving the city that she has called home for over sixty years, and her subsequent adjustment to living in London forms the main narrative in the video.
    Mother/Land portrays both the demise and dispersal of a traditional, heterosexual, Chinese family, and the formation of new diasporic relationships that are queer, trans-national, but no less Chinese.

  • Accession #: 2979
  • Distribution Status: In Library Only
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