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A project by: Yiyao Sun

pledged of £1,500 target
A poetic journey of memory and discovery

A short summary of the project

I'm raising £1500 for my coming graduation film project, "Defocus," an experimental essay film exploring a Hong Kong migrant's journey through memory and discovery in the transformed streets of her youth.

This project blends DV footage with poetic narration to tackle themes of alienation, cultural dissonance, and belonging. It aims to resonate with art film lovers, Hong Kong culture enthusiasts, and those interested in immigrant narratives, offering a dream-like documentary experience that weaves time, space, and personal stories. "Defocus" is not just a film; it's a deeply personal exploration into the essence of belonging, memory, and identity. It's important to me because it tells a story that is often felt but rarely voiced. Your contribution will help bring this visually rich, emotionally resonant narrative to an audience that values deep, reflective storytelling, making a significant impact on the discourse around culture and belonging.

Where will the money go?

Estimated breakdown of costs:
  1. Location: £600
  2. Casting: £200
  3. Art Department: £250
  4. Travel: £150
  5. Catering: £100
  6. Emergency Fund: £200

Help us succeed!

You don't need to give money to help us succeed! Please share this project with anyone who might be interested in this project, or who might resonate with the story. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you want to know more or get involved! Feel free to email me, at k2150904@kingston.ac.uk.