My Grandmother Is an Egg

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Persister Shorts Program 1: Workforce
Streaming on Hot Docs at Home Thu, Apr 29, 2021 10:00 AM
Women’s work has always been ignored, underpaid and taken for granted. Domestic workers, farmers, artists, hairdressers, reindeer herders and strippers remind us that their labour is essential and that as taxpayers, voters and bosses, appreciation of their efforts may come by force.
Film Info
Country Listing:Taiwan
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Shorts
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Wu-Ching Chang
Producer(s):Wu-Ching Chang
Voices:Yung-Yu Chang
Yu-Lin Chang
Yu-Chin Chang
Yu-Jan Chang
Writer(s):Wu-Ching Chang
Editor(s):Wu-Ching Chang
Cinematography:Wu-Ching Chang
Composer:Nahum Strickland
Music:Xue-Ying Chang (singer)
Wei-Fang Jia (lyricist)
Sound:Markus Andreas
Wu-Ching Chang
Sue-Yu Chen
Wen-Hsing Wang
Su-Hsin Yang
Animation:Wu-Ching Chang (head)
Lok-Yi Tsoi (assistant)
Bouchra Fadil (assistant)


Using a variety of animation techniques, including egg yolk as paint, filmmaker Wu-Ching Chang creates a stirring tribute to her grandmother who, as a T'ung-yang-hsi, was sold as a young girl to another family and raised as their future daughter-in-law. Forced to perform the household chores and denied an education, this hardworking woman found freedom through financial independence. Angie Driscoll

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