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Serena Moy
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The generation of women before mine fought for the right to be able to represent themselves, and my generation has to maintain that independence and right. So we have to continue to prove ourselves in a male-dominated world.

I see and meet a lot of strong women who are not afraid to voice their opinions, but we can not fight the fight for the entire world. We have to find our own voice and message in order to make a difference.

Personally, the world I wish to create through my work is to generate knowledge of the Chinese culture, specifically telling stories that focus on women. I was born and raised in Chicago, having little to do with my Chinese culture, but after making Plum Flower, I want to create works that focus on the Chinese community, because I felt closer to understanding and respecting my culture; and I want those who see my work to feel the same way.

Before filming, this was a story my family wouldn’t talk about, but with some moviemaking magic, an ugly story turned out to be something more beautiful than they ever imagined. This is not just my grandmother’s story, but a statement for humanity. We all deserve the chance to be heard in this world.
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