For Baisheng Township, Napo County, on the Sino-Vietnamese border, the long border has become the political concept of the country between the two peoples, but for the border residents on both sides, the political demarcation extended by this geographical border lies in their emotions. It does not exist. The two sides of the boundary have the same ethnic origin and the same text. Politics is blurred, but life is clear.
Tell the story of Lu Tingmin's family from three aspects: "others", "self" and "everyone". Due to the control of the new crown epidemic, Vietnamese woman Lu Tingmin has not gone home to visit relatives for two years. Through the main line of "Chinese New Year", the embarrassment of the Chinese and Vietnamese border people is presented in a small way. It is not difficult to show the history of the great power and the relatives of the people. Micro facts.
In terms of "others", Lu Tingmin's husband helped others to kill pigs, Lu Tingmin helped the blind elderly to feed, others helped Lu Tingmin's family fight injustices, and Lu Tingmin's family's views on others, especially political workers... surrounded by others, the family Orderly, unmoved, this is strong and strong, which offsets the difficulties and weaknesses caused by others.
My name is Xiao Hu. I used to be a civil servant in Mainland China. I taught for three years in Xiahua Village, Baisheng Township, Napo County, Napo County, on the Sino-Vietnamese border. Now I am an independent documentary and documentary photographer. I have been following the changes and development of the Sino-Vietnamese border for a long time.
I hope that more forces will pay attention to the children on the border between China and Vietnam. They are marginalized and disadvantaged groups. To pay attention to them is to pay attention to the future.
This is Xiao Hu's second official selection to Animalis Fabula Film Festival.
AniFab judge's aggregate score for Flow Over is 7.1 with one note left in the judge's comment section stating, "important story. Animals are used in this film to show normal daily family lives in this region of the world. This is how people live. The main story is the most important, watch what happens to these families brought together at the boarder and then torn apart by political will. See how fragile individual lives and families are in comparison to a powerful Government. Yet so very universally human and not so fragile as we might think. Simply Powerful."
2021 Monthly Official Best Of Selections
Animalis Fabula Film Festival official monthly selections have the opportunity to compete for monthly attention as well as inclusion in the annual live / virtual film festival in Austin, Texas and end of year fundraising benefit for animal welfare.