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A Long-Distance Call

One summer day, an artist called Jiajia came to an antiquated village in a secluded mountainous area in southern China. To her shock, the village was very aged with sparse population. All she could see were mostly the old people and the kids. Moreover, she had the feeling that she was being tailed all the time. And her mobile phone became the focus too. Finally, Jiajia found that it was some kids that followed her. So she set a trap for them to steal her mobile phone. But only then did she realize that these kids had done so only to call their parents who as “farmer-worker” working in the city. Jiajia was quite moved.

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With artist Jiajia’s experience in the small village, this story aims to draw people’s attention to the emotion between of the farmer-worker parents and their children remaining in the rural area.
children farmer-worker parents emotion

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Copyright © 2008 Joe Chang

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Previous screenings

2009
1 Jan – 31 Dec | United States
2 Apr – 5 Apr | Jackson, United States
2 Apr – 9 Apr | Phoenix, United States
22 Apr – 26 Apr | Kelowna, Canada
13 May – 22 May | Cannes, France
17 Aug – 21 Aug | Odense, Denmark
27 Sep | Modesto, United States
Queens International Film Festival | 2009
12 Nov – 15 Nov | Rego Park, United States
13 Nov – 22 Nov | Miami, United States

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