The story opens with a prophetic dream a mother has: her daughter will be born in the year of the rooster. She excitedly awaits taking her daughter to a Zhua Zhou place, where newborn children pick up special objects that predict their fates and strengths. When her daughter picks up an object that hits too close to home, the mother can’t help but intervene. For long enough, things continued smoothly and according to the mother’s wishes, but inevitably, life-changing choices created pockets of strife between the two. In the end, when the daughter finally questions her mother’s motives, she receives an unexpected answer.

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Emma Nebeker


Director: Emma Nebeker
Executive Producer: Emma Nebeker
Editor: Emma Nebeker
Sound Designer: Emma Nebeker
Music: Identity - Guzheng Concerto by Michael Gordon Shapiro and Victor Cheng
Principal Cast: Yi Wei, Tingting Li
Additional Credits: Coloring: Dane Hildreth, Coloring: Kai Jones, Coloring: Emma Nebeker, Voicing: Yi Wei, Voicing: Tingting Li, Translation: Hsin-Yi Nebeker, Scripting: Emma Nebeker, Animation: Emma Nebeker, Storyboarder: Emma Nebeker


Public Film Contact
Susan Johnson
Westlake High School
(512) 732-9280
Publicity Contact
Emma Nebeker
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2019
Genre: Animated
Screening Category: Texas High School
Country: United States
Language: Mandarin
Runtime: 2 mins