Half of Her
Written & directed by Paola Mendoza
Life on a fourth floor tenement building in New York City's Chinatown is invasively communal. Chinese immigrants live in a loft that has been divided into blocks of cubicles barely wider than a mattress. Here a very pregnant Mei struggles alone to safely give birth to her child. The child is born safely, but when the father returns home to discover that the baby is a girl, he tries to force Mei to abandon her.
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Women and Girls Lead presents an online exclusive premiere of Through Her Lens, a collection of dramatic short films exploring international stories and content about women and made by women. Through Her Lens explores social issues facing women and girls worldwide through a character driven-narrative.
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