TheForest of Miss Tang (陳小姐的森林) is a 40-minute Teochew language animation film produced in France. It tells the story of a Teochew family over six generations in Swatow, China, asking the question, to leave or to stay? TheForest of Miss Tang is the first Teochew language film to be produced in the West. It was broadcast on ARTE channel in Europe on 10 June 2023 and it has since been screened in a number of film festivals around the world.
The Teochew Store managed to speak with the film's director Denis Do, a Paris-born Teochew, to find out more about his feelings towards the Teochew identity and the creation of his film.
An exciting new Teochew language project, “Numbers - English and Chinese Bilingual Book (3 Dialects)”, has just launched on Kickstarter! Its creator Jennifer Te is seeking to raise USD3,000 to self-publish her book Numbers 号码 on Kickstarter before the end of 31 December 2023: https://bit.ly/Kickstarter-3bilingualbooks
The Teochew Store spoke with Jennifer to find out about her story and this wonderful project: