SELF-DEPORTATION: THE UNTOLD TALE OF A MARGINAL WOMAN (2015)
SCREENINGS & AWARDS
CreActive International Film Festival
Blow-Up Arthouse Film Festival
Videodrunk (Toronto) - Intertoto Prize
Pineapple Underground Film Festival (Hong Kong)
Mosaic World Film Festival
Korea Expat Film Festival (South Korea)
CineBodega Film Festival
DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival
Ithaca Pan Pacific American Film Festival
Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers - Finalist
ABSINTHE Pop Art
Chicagoland Shorts @ Anthology Film Archives
Chicagoland Shorts @ Facets Cinematheque
Speechless Film Festival
Oracle Theatre - Aperture Series Take 6
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Self-Deportation tells the story of an Asian American woman (played by Wanda Jin) who crosses over into a surreal world after a series of strange encounters on the subway. Caught in an endless loop of subway cars and mysterious hallways, she becomes lost in the fantastical landscape of "Real America" --dreamlike environments populated by various American archetypes: a peppy cheerleader, a fast-talking politician, an heroic firefighter, etc.
Her final act of “self-deportation” – both literal and figurative – raises questions about our notions of home and belonging.