When I watch films on the touchy subject of multiculturalism, I am often frustrated by the tendency of the writer/director towards easy stereotypes, predictable bad guys, and victims with no agency of their own...in other words, propaganda. Thankfully, this is not one such story.
Originally released in 2003, Yu Ming Is Ainm Dom, Gaelic for "My Name Is Yu Ming," is a splendid short film with a poignant take on language, heritage, and belonging. Available to watch for free on Youtube. I won't spoil it for you, but I recommend it. 13 minutes of your day well spent.
A nod to writer and director, Daniel O'Hara, for this masterful piece of storytelling. Bravo.
Bits & Pieces
A place for experimentation, a place for pieces unpolished and unpublished, a place to work out thoughts and ideas for larger collections. Typos aplenty. Enjoy (or not).