Women in the kitchen talking
A film journal observing family life happening on one street corner in rural China.
Digital video and Super 8mm film
When she was young, the filmmaker and her parents emigrated from China to open up take-out restaurants in the US south. In her childhood, the restaurant space became a hotbed of cultural clashes: racial, cultural and commercial. Now we follow her on a journey to rediscover the artifacts of her past and their origins: the birthplace of cheap take-out products such as fortune cookies, sauce packets, plastic utensils and plastic to-go containers. This film is a journey woven with the everyday and the incarnated, in which the filmmaker asks, “What is a cultural identity?”