Locarno Shorts Weeks 2021


by Danski Tang
USA  ·  2019  ·  Color  ·  7'  ·  o.v. Chinese

On Demand

05 - 12 | 02 | 2021

«This piece explores how my mother’s abusive marriage shaped my experiences in boarding school in China. Our shared desire for normalcy have been constantly at odds with the realities that surround us».

Animator Danski Tang captures an intimate and honest conversation between mother and daughter. Reflecting on the impact of abusive parental relationships and being a woman growing up in China. Beautifully animated with a tender and simple style that examines the intricacies of gender and sexual identification, and the unique bond between mother and child.


Locarno is ...

… a wonderful platform that gives a stage for filmmakers from all over the world to present their voices. I had an amazing time being part of this community, and the experience encouraged me to keep on going further with my film practice.

Danski Tang


Danski Tang

Danski Tang

Sean Hayward

Danski Tang

Sound Designer
Danski Tang, Sean Hayward

Danski Tang

Danski Tang

Danski Tang

Director's biography

Locarno Shorts Weeks Program