Vortex - A Short Film Production about Asian/Wolrdwide Female Identity Predicament

This film is a part of the practical dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of BA: Hons Film, Media and Cultural Studies.

An Exploration of the Sound: Function of Voice-over from the Perspective of Film Narrative – Using Karwai Wong’s Chungking Express (1994) as an Example

(Chungking Express,1994)
(Chungking Express,1994)

This work was inspired by the voice-over in Chungking Express by Karwai Wong in 1994. 

In my own short film, you can hear different types of voice-over. For example: to tell the background information, express the inner thoughts of the character and point out the theme of the film.

The film's storyline is largely based on my true experience in my real life (in China). When I made the point to my tutor Maryam that sometimes Chinese girls' names are attached to the desire for a son by their parents. She points out that this phenomenon does not actually happen only in China, in fact many of the inqualitiyies I referred were experienced by female are happening worldwide. So I decided to set up this short film as a combination of different issues that resonate with more people through the experiences happend to me/characters.

Yier Huang (Ivy)

Supervisor:  Maryam Ghorbankarimi

Name

 

 

 

Job



 

Menstruation

 

As my own name, Yier (亦尔/亦儿) means similar to a boy. This is because of the traditional patriarchy ideology of our parents/grandparents' generation that they think female's status is lower than male. So, for example, they agree that: only boys can carry on the family line; once daughters get married, they belong to another family (their husband's family). We may not be able to judge the rightness or wrongness of our parents' behavior at the time. Still, it can be an excellent mirror to reflect from a neutral point of view that the status of women in China was relatively low at a particular time. Some people still maintain such feudal attitudes in the recent development of society.

The inequality in jobs is more prevalent internationally. In this film I make it works as a bridge to link the issue of women's body shame and the sterotypes. As a minor point of entry, we can note that inequality in the workplace is not simply described in terms of different entry barriers but that many other unnoticed details can make people feel uncomfortable.

A theme that is often referred to in artworks on feminist themes. For example films Pad Man (Balki, 2018) and Period. End Of Sentence (Zehtabchi, 2018) both discussed this topic openly and directly.

Page saved!
Add default layout Add text Add image/symbol Add audio/video
Close

Canvas height (pixels)

Background colour

Background image (max: 2mb)

Clear
Drop files here to upload


Background video (max: 5mb)

Clear
Drop files here to upload

Background audio (max: 5mb)

Clear
Drop files here to upload

Custom cursor (max: 120x120px)

Clear
Drop files here to upload

Close

Name

Biography

Email

Website address

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Tags (separated by commas)

Featured image (rollover image on homepage)

Close

Slide 1 image (max 2mb)

Clear
Drop files here to upload

Slide 1 video (YouTube/Vimeo embed code)

Clear

Image 1 Caption

Slide 2 image (max 2mb)

Clear
Drop files here to upload

Slide 2 video (YouTube/Vimeo embed code)

Clear

Image 2 Caption

Slide 3 image (max 2mb)

Clear
Drop files here to upload

Slide 3 video (YouTube/Vimeo embed code)

Clear

Image 3 Caption

Slide 4 image (max 2mb)

Clear
Drop files here to upload

Slide 4 video (YouTube/Vimeo embed code)

Clear

Image 4 Caption

Slide 5 image (max 2mb)

Clear
Drop files here to upload

Slide 5 video (YouTube/Vimeo embed code)

Clear

Image 5 Caption

Slide 6 image (max 2mb)

Clear
Drop files here to upload

Slide 6 video (YouTube/Vimeo embed code)

Clear

Image 6 Caption

Slide 7 image (max 2mb)

Clear
Drop files here to upload

Slide 7 video (YouTube/Vimeo embed code)

Clear

Image 7 Caption

Slide 8 image (max 2mb)

Clear
Drop files here to upload

Slide 8 video (YouTube/Vimeo embed code)

Clear

Image 8 Caption

Slide 9 image (max 2mb)

Clear
Drop files here to upload

Slide 9 video (YouTube/Vimeo embed code)

Clear

Image 9 Caption

Slide 10 image (max 2mb)

Clear
Drop files here to upload

Slide 10 video (YouTube/Vimeo embed code)

Clear

Image 10 Caption

Caption font

Text

Grid image 1 (max 2mb)

Clear
Drop files here to upload

Grid image 2 (max 2mb)

Clear
Drop files here to upload

Grid image 3 (max 2mb)

Clear
Drop files here to upload

Grid image 4 (max 2mb)

Clear
Drop files here to upload

Grid image 5 (max 2mb)

Clear
Drop files here to upload

Grid image 6 (max 2mb)

Clear
Drop files here to upload

Grid image 7 (max 2mb)

Clear
Drop files here to upload

Grid image 8 (max 2mb)

Clear
Drop files here to upload

Grid image 9 (max 2mb)

Clear
Drop files here to upload

Close

Image (max size: 2mb)

Clear

Or drag a symbol into the upload area

Image description/alt-tag

Image caption

Image link

Rollover Image (max size: 2mb)

Clear

Or drag a symbol into the upload area

Border colour

Rotate

Skew (x-axis)

Skew (y-axis)

Close

Video/audio player embed code (YouTube/Vimeo/Soundcloud)

MP4 file (max: 5mb)

Clear

Rotate

Skew (x-axis)

Skew (y-axis)

Close

Text

Rollover Text

Background colour

Rotate

Skew (x-axis)

Skew (y-axis)

Close

Text

Rollover Text

Background colour

Rotate

Skew (x-axis)

Skew (y-axis)

Close

Text

Rollover Text

Background colour

Rotate

Skew (x-axis)

Skew (y-axis)

Close

Video/audio player embed code (YouTube/Vimeo/Soundcloud)

MP4 file (max: 5mb)

Clear
Drop files here to upload

Rotate

Skew (x-axis)

Skew (y-axis)

Close

Image (max size: 2mb)

Clear
Drop files here to upload

Or drag a symbol into the upload area

Image description/alt-tag

Image caption

Image link

Rollover Image (max size: 2mb)

Clear
Drop files here to upload

Or drag a symbol into the upload area

Border colour

Rotate

Skew (x-axis)

Skew (y-axis)

Close

Text

Rollover Text

Background colour

Rotate

Skew (x-axis)

Skew (y-axis)

Close

Text

Rollover Text

Background colour

Rotate

Skew (x-axis)

Skew (y-axis)

Close

Text

Rollover Text

Background colour

Rotate

Skew (x-axis)

Skew (y-axis)

Close

Text

Rollover Text

Background colour

Rotate

Skew (x-axis)

Skew (y-axis)

Close

Text

Rollover Text

Background colour

Rotate

Skew (x-axis)

Skew (y-axis)

Close

Text

Rollover Text

Background colour

Rotate

Skew (x-axis)

Skew (y-axis)

Close

Text

Rollover Text

Background colour

Rotate

Skew (x-axis)

Skew (y-axis)