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Lady of the Harbour

Category |Human Interest, Migration, Politics, Social Issues, Women
Year | 2017
Country | China/The Netherlands
Running time | 90’ & 52’
Format | 4K
Production | Muyi Film
Director | Sean Wang


Untill the civil war in Syria, China has always been the largest country of migration - half million Chinese move every year to another country. Coming to the host countries legally or illegally, they often manage to develop an independent economic position. But so far their involvement in social issues is limited. Nearly two decades ago Chinese immigrants were smuggled to Greece along the similar route as the current refugees. Suzanne is one of them.

Before moving to Greece, she had developed a successful business in Bulgaria. When the refugee crisis arises, Suzanne decides to organize a Greek Chinese volunteer team to help, as redemption towards her past. It is not easy - Suzanne struggles to persuade business-minded Chinese bosses and companies to join and has to face the sarcastic attitude of Western volunteers. Suzanne’s dominant character also does not help. Against all odds, Suzanne gains a lot in such a process, so do her teammates.

The film is an inside story about overseas Chinese who have been moving around the world – their pains, struggles, their ways for survival but also what they are leading for in the modern time when China has become a world power of economy. On top of that, when the entire humanity is under attack by extremism, we hope to tell a story of hope for ‘symbiosis’ where the old Chinese immigrants may be of help for the newcomers to find a way out in their host country.

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