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Leslie Tai

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Biography

Leslie Tai (b.1983) is an emerging Chinese-American filmmaker hailing from San Francisco, California. After graduating from UCLA with a B.A. in Design|Media Arts, Leslie moved to China in 2006. There, she earned her filmmaking chops in the underground Chinese documentary world as a student of Wu Wenguang, a founding figure of the New Chinese Documentary Movement. From 2007-2011, she made and exhibited films as an artist of Beijing-based independent art studio, Caochangdi Workstation. Leslie is a 2007 Fulbright Scholar to China in Filmmaking and a graduate of the MFA Program in Documentary Film and Video at Stanford University. Her short films have premiered at Tribeca Film Festival, Visions du Réel (Nyon), International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), and The Museum of Modern Art.


Filmography:
SHORT FILMS
The Private Life of Fenfen
Grave Goods
Superior Life Classroom
Burial Shroud
FEATURE FILMS
Lonely Lotus
Sister Heaven Sister Earth

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Grave Goods

Grave Goods (Orig.) / 2013 / United States / 12 min

When my grandma died, she managed to bring some of her things with her into theafterlife. This personal film is about the life of the objects she left behind.

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The Private Life of Fenfen

The Private Life of Fenfen (Orig.) / 2013 / United States / 28 min

Fenfen's video diaries are mysteriously broadcast on televisions across China.

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