UMBILICAL Short Film Competition

UMBILICAL

Following the program, AFI Festivals Programmer Eric Moore leads a conversation between filmmakers Yuan Yuan (HEADING SOUTH), Azadeh Moussavi (THE VISIT), Rim Nakhli (NOUR), Tayler Montague (IN SUDDEN DARKNESS), Danski Tang (UMBILICAL) and Naïla Guiguet (DUSTIN).

An animated documentary exploring how the filmmaker’s mother’s abusive relationship with her father shaped her own experiences in a boarding school in China.

Screens as part of SHORTS PROGRAM 2

Originally from China, Danski Tang is an animator and artist now based in Los Angeles. Specializing in 2D hand-drawn animation, interdisciplinary art and alternative documentary, Danski investigates themes of gender, sexuality, cultural indoctrination and body politics. UMBILICAL has won several awards, including the Silver Leopard SRG SSR at the 72 Locarno Film Festival.

Danski Tang
danskitang@gmail.com

Details

Country: USA

Year: 2019

Director: Danski Tang

Screenwriter: Danski Tang

Producer: Danski Tang

Executive Producer: Danski Tang

Director of Photography: Danski Tang

Editor: Danski Tang

Production Designer: Danski Tang

Music: Sean Hayward

Running Time (minutes): 7

Language: Cantonese

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