To comply with her grandmother’s last wishes, Cun Xuan makes her first visit to their ancestor’s hometown, Heshun, in west Yunnan, the hometown of many overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia. Inspired to learn more about her own family, Cun crosses the border to Mandalay, Myanmar, to meet her uncle’s family. Spending time with them, she shares their rituals and gradually gains their acceptance. As well as chronicling Cun’s journey, My Name, My Family portrays the way of life, faith, clan and cultural traditions of a Chinese community in Myanmar.
This film is part of Asia and the Pacific Screens Season Four: Roots & Routes, sponsored by the Australian Centre on China in the World.
Directed by Cun Xuan 寸炫 and Li Xin 李昕
2012, 91 mins, China
Chinese with English subtitles