My eyes may have the Chinese slant, but I speak French, not Chinese. My Cantonese grandmother loves French cheese but not the language. We both live in Paris. Our mutual interpreter is my oft-reluctant father. And so I set out to meet other Chinese immigrants – people of different languages and backgrounds. It has allowed to me to give some sense to being deprived of my father’s mother tongue.
Country of origin: China, France
Directed by: Mia Ma
Duration: 50 minutes
Previously screened at the Guam Film Festival and the Sole Luna Doc Festival.
“Cantonese rice” is my first documentary film. Before I studied philosophy then I worked as a print journalist. I then became a backpack journalist, before discovering documentary films at the renowned french school « Ateliers Varan ». I also directed some radio documentaries.