Georgetown University Library Showcase – Narrative Projects
This project follows the survival of Chinese indentured laborers in Samoa in the 20th century, including plantation labor, smuggling, violence, and marriage to indigenous Samoans. With only about 7,000 people, they were an insignificant group compared to the wave of emigration from China in the 20th century. As I read about their archives, I felt that these stories and experiences should be uncovered and remembered in relation to the Chinese community in today's Samoa and how we tell the story of "minority groups" in history. Based on the newspaper in the Archives of New Zealand and Chinese archives, this project reveals more details about the lives of these maritime migrants.
Triptych is a short narrative film hovering between the drama and experimental genres. Recovering from a hangover and an unsettling dream, Maria struggles to go about her day as she gets wrapped up in a whirlwind of her own imagination.
Jordan, a college freshman, becomes the subject of unwanted attention.