Motherland: Xiao Jing

Motherland, is an ongoing project that deals with the migration of peoples.

Singapore is a city-state with one of the highest concentrations of people – and of millionaires – in the world. The city also has a magnetic attraction for immigrants, many of whom come from China. Some have lived in the region for generations now and no longer speak their original language. Others are new, and wrestle with a sense of rootlessness and disorientation. 

In a series of video confessions the urban dwellers speak about their lives and future in a land that has mixed feelings about their presence. It won a prize at Videobrazil recently.

Xiao Jing is about a Mainland Chinese woman who comes to Singapore to find a better life, and maybe love.