Project Description

Length: 9mins 48sec
Director:Jun Tsuboike

When I look at the Chinese character for “umbrella,” I chuckle at how it closely resembles the actual shape of an umbrella. My film, “傘,” or “Umbrellas,” was inspired by this humorous observation. Upon my arrival in Hangzhou, I discovered that they are everywhere in this city. Whether they are in the its conventional form or acting as another roof providing shelter for whomever walks underneath it, umbrellas have always been an element of Chinese life. After meeting many people and obstacles, I believe this project gave me a better understanding of myself as a storyteller and traveller.