Another Clapping

Chi Jang Yin

2000 | 00:24:00 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Asian-American, Family, History, Memory, Politics

Another Clapping explores the relationship triangle between a daughter, her mother and the Chinese Cultural Revolution. It is an experimental documentary based on the mother's violent past with its traumatic political history and an unsuccessful marriage. Through their subsequent experiences as immigrants in Canada and the complex process of remembering and reviewing the past, history comes to signify the characteristic of the individual. The tracing of memory illuminates the difficulties of identifying mother and daughter as different people. Another Clapping is about the intimate and sublime relationship between a mother and daughter and the struggle between their actual history and the collective memory of family issues and public trauma. It is about the personal, political, and conceptual implications of a traced and displaced identity.

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Prizes + Awards

Best Documentary Short, 2001 Georgetown Independent Film Festival, Washington DC

Best of Festival, Thaw, Iowa City 2002


Maya Deren Theater
New York, NY