Project Description

Length:  10mins30secs

Director: Yvette Nikolov


A young woman travels from the Netherlands to China, ambitious to meet and portray a Li family living in an old village in the south of Hainan. She expected to find this authentic life and traditions of the Li minority in Coconut Field Ancient Village. But when arriving, she saw a parking full of touring cars and Chinese tourists from the mainland. They walked around with cameras on selfie sticks, trying to get a glimpse of Li culture in just a few hours time. Confronted with her own expectations and disappointment, she decided that analyzing the differences between the Dutch and Chinese tourist culture, may be a bigger challenge than to portray the unique and simple life of the Li culture.