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

Tianyao Ma is a filmmaker from China. Her works are mainly focusing on marginal groups and social issues. During 4 years of the M.F.A study and practice in U.S, Tianyao has played important creative roles in over 10 films and her own films have been screened and awarded in US, UK, China, Italy, and Greece. 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