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Maineland

2017
  • Documentary,
  • English/Chinese,
  • Subtitled,
  • 90 Minutes,
  • United States/China
    Maineland
    • Director: Miao Wang
    • Producers: Miao Wang, Violet Du Feng, Damon G. Smith
    • Screenwriters: Miao Wang
    • Starring: Stella Xinyi Zhu, Harry Junru He
    • Links: Twitter

    Stella and Harry are affluent, cosmopolitan teenagers who are part of the enormous wave of "parachute students" from Mainland China enrolling in U.S. private schools. Shot over three years in China and the U.S., Maineland tells a multi-layered coming-of-age tale, following these teens as they settle into a boarding school in blue-collar small-town rural Maine. As their fuzzy visions of the American dream slowly gain more clarity, their relationship to home takes on a surprising new aspect.