BAO (steamed buns), which is set in Toronto, is just 7 minutes and 42 seconds long, but it packs a powerful emotional and aesthetic punch.
BAO, the story is about a lonely Chinese mother suffering from empty nest syndrome who is thrilled to become a parent again when one of her homemade bao (steamed buns) comes to life. As bao grows, however, the inevitable conflicts between parent and child arise and Mom must acknowledge that no one strays little forever.
Shi, the director, was born in Chongqing, China but settled with her family in Toronto by the age of 3, graduated from the renowned animation program at Oakville’s Sheridan College in 2011. She is the first woman ever to direct a short film for Pixar. The film was shown to audiences in theaters ahead of Disney/Pixar’s Incredibles 2 beginning in June.
There’s an expectation in many Asian communities for children to stay with their families until marriage, a lifestyle choice that is often sharply juxtaposed with the Westernized notion of...
Phew! Our second night at Grand Hyatt in Denver. Shiuan got interviewed by a representative of Taiwan's media regarding Wyoming's economy, tourism, and her perspective on Wyoming's entrepreneurial environment, etc. Hopefully the interview will be posted on the official website of Wyoming Business Council.
We were very excited to be invited to Chinese New Year Dinner Party hosted by owners of Twin Dragon, the most reputable Chinese restaurant in Cheyenne. During the party, we were happy to see how owners connected with their employees at all levels and how they created a workplace that everyone felt like they were part of a family.
Also, we’d like to show our sincere gratitude and appreciation for the supporting and caring provided by our Bicycle Station. WE ARE FAMILY!