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Six Chinese-born filmmakers living in South-East Asia each made a short film to represent their feelings about their homeland. Among them, Aditya Assarat’s Now Now Now relates a Chinese-Thai schoolgirl’s meeting with her cousin from mainland China; Royston Tan’s Popiah explores Chinese culinary traditions, while Tsai Ming-Liang’s Walking on Water casts a contemplative reflection on the building where he grew up. As a collection, Letters from the South offers a series of poetic meditations on Chinese diaspora that present a broad perspective of Chinese cultural identities in Asia today.

With thanks to Day for Night.