" Rather than creating art, I seek to discover it in unexpected places."

Tianyao Ma is a documentary filmmaker from China. She has directed, produced, and edited over 10 short documentaries and digital projects that have been screened and awarded internationally. Her works are mainly focusing on under-represented groups and topics exploring accented culture, cross-culture identity, and social justice. She received her M.F.A degree in Film and Media Arts from Temple University in 2018. She believes that documentary has its social responsibility and will lead to change.

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diaspora

“Sometimes we feel we straddle two cultures; at other times, that we fall between two stools.” 

― Salman Rushdie

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Identity

The further I travel, the stronger I am aware of my identity within a global community.

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Belonging

"No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main." 

―John Donne