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DAWN

DAWN

A 3D animation about adoption in China

  • Posted on: 30 January 2020
  • By: CCTV

DAWN is a celebration of the bravery and love of the mothers and families who had no other option but to give up their children, those who society has come to call "China's Lost Girls". This piece is historical fiction although I used a real photograph taken by a close family friend of the police station where I was found as a baby in China.

In the most sincere and ironic ways I've always sought to intercept history and carve out a place for marginalized people. I don't feel marginalized myself because I'm fortunately from a very accepting and liberal home, but I feel like I have something to say about what it feels to be erased by power. In making art about this subject I remind the world, but especially China, we are not lost. "We" being all those whose stories have been overlooked.

My work is an ode to our collective resilience, our collective voice, and our collective power.

Produced by Xia Rondeau 2019