One Teochew project inspiring another. This is a story by itself.
The Teochew Letters website (https://www.teochewletters.org/) was built 10 years ago by a student project team from the Shantou University (STU) Cheung Kong School of Journalism and Communication to publicise the submission of the “Qiaopi and Yinxin Correspondence and Remittance Documents from Overseas Chinese” as a documentary heritage in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.
Little did we know that the film we produced, Letters of A Family On Two Shores 《彼岸家書》, would one day inspire a Teochew in France to create an animation film in Teochew language, "The Forest of Miss Tang" 《陳小姐的森林》, that portrays a Teochew family over six generations in Swatow, China, from the 19th century to the present. The film is in the final stages of production and will be broadcast on television by Arte, a European public service channel.
The fundraising for "The Forest of Miss Tang" is in its final three days. Do give the film director Denis Do （杜来顺）and his team your support if you can. Gaginang!
More on the film and how to contribute here: https://www.ulule.com/la-foret-de-mademoiselle-tang/
You may also be interested in:
- Teochew Documentary: Letters of A Family On Two Shores - Two-Part Documentary on the Teochew Letters
- Teochew Letters: The Story of A People, Penned By The People
- The First Teochews in Singapore: Part 1 - An Old Teochew Account on the 1819 Founding of Singapore
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