Two Chinese Migrants Struggle With What Home Means To Them


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Pandas do not belong in tropical climates.

In this short film, a young couple from China try to build a perfect home in Singapore. Like pandas, they have to adjust, adapt, and overcome their emotional attachments to home.

They both try to find means to stay in Singapore.

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She’s a waitress at a Korean restaurant and he had a respectable job in Beijing as an architect.

But now unemployed and desperate for a job, he auditions for a job at the zoo as a panda mascot.

Watch ‘That Afternoon We Went To See The Pandas’ by Ric Aw & Pok Yue Weng (Singapore) on Viddsee:

‘That Afternoon We Went To See The Pandas’ was screened at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and the Short Shorts Film Festival.

It was inspired by a short story by Liang Wern Fook. The film was produced for Utter, an initiative by Singapore Writers Festival that celebrates Singaporean literature adapted into other art forms.

Here’s more from Utter on Viddsee or watch this film on revenge by a wife who had enough of her husband’s abuse

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