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«You are perceived as somebody that isn't you.»
For filmmaker Weina Zhao living between different worlds appears to be a firm family tradition. The very fact that her parents got together in China after the Cultural Revolution, despite their very different backgrounds, is a little sort of a miracle – and yet this is not the only sphere of polarities in her biography. She herself grew up in Vienna, with – or between – two languages and cultures, between two countries, both of which dictated her identity. In WEIYENA – THE LONG MARCH HOME she embarks upon a journey to China together with co-director Judith Benedikt in order to capture and preserve the undisclosed memories of her family and the vanishing history of her country.