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Director/Producer/Cinematographer/Editor | Short Documentary | 2019 | 21 min

Mandarin and Cantonese with English subtitle

What does it feel like to be a stranger in a country that you’ve lived in for twenty years? Two rootless and tenacious Chinese immigrants, Quan and Fen, try to find a home in each other on foreign soil.

This reflective film is not a news profile about the American Dream, it’s about people who live along the periphery of that dream and it will serve as a meditation on what it means to be rootless and a perpetual foreigner.

Official selections and screenings

Austin Asian American Film Festival

Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

16TH Chinese American Film Festival

CineAsian Films

Semifinalist at Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival

2019 Spotlight Documentary Film Award

Screened with a panel at 2019 Chinese Documentaries International Symposium and Screenings 

Selected Press

- Indie Activity: "Directed and Edited by Zheyu Liang, Transplant sheds light on the underrepresented Chinese immigrant stories."

- Indie Wrap: "The motivations behind the heartwarming film “Transplant” by Zheyu Liang."

- The Los Angeles Post: "Chinese Documentaries 2019 – International Symposium and Screenings."

- VisitAustin: "AAAFF's Virtual Online Shorts Festival."

- Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival: "PAAFF Program"

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Film Stills

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