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MOMMY LOVES YOU
 
MOMMY LOVES YOU
 
World Premiere

Director: Joy Ji Yang

United States, 2011, 10min
Format: Digital
Festival Year: 2012
Category: Short Narrative
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Crew:  Producers: Joy Ji Yang - Screenwriters: Joy Ji Yang - Cinematographer: James Berry
Email:  jy735nyu.edu

synopsis
A 16- year-old African American girl's nightmare of being circumcised has come true, which is done by her traditional African Immigrant mom.

director
Joy Ji Yang is an inspiring and award-winning filmmaker. Her first short film "Into the Women's Kingdom is nominated as the Best Undergraduate Film in NYU Fusion Film Festival, and is an official selection at Hamilton International Film Festival. Her latest film "Mommy Loves You" has won The Award of Excellence in The Accolade Competition, and in Love Unlimited Film Festival and Art Exhibition. It is also an official selection of the Queens World Festival and The Sixth Annual International Social Uprising, Resistance and Grassroots Encouragement (S.U.R.G.E.) Film Festival. Her films are now being considered in hundreds of international film festivals. As a Film and TV Production student in Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, she is a director, writer, producer and editor who has made many short films with interesting stories. She is highly motivated, and has been the top student in college academically, with a GPA of 3.9. She has completed 8 high quality long term internships after the sophomore year, including working for the feature film "Thanks for Sharing" starring Tim Robbins, Mark Ruffalo, and Gwyneth Paltrow, Extreme Makeover:Home Edition on ABC Network, celebrity comedy show with Bob Saget, John Stamos, Weird Al etc. on Collegehumor.com, CBS Radio, Mediacorp Singapore, and New York Fashion Week. She is also a model and actress based in New York City who was on many photography and student film shoots. She is interested in social issues and she hopes to make films to help the minorities with a better voice. She grew up in a beautiful city Hangzhou in China, and was a top student in the best school in her state. She was the first position in the city in the Chinese Middle School Examination for Chinese. Because of her outstanding academic performance, she was selected by the Ministry of Education in Singapore, to attend the top high school in Singapore with a full scholarship including housing, dining, transportation and school fees for four years. Her high school Raffles Junior College is a elite school, and a member of the G20 schools. It is called by the Wall Street Journal "the Gateway to Ivy League". Grown up in China and Singapore, she is always inspired to be a ambassador for the Eastern and Western culture. She is now consistently making high quality short films and submitting them to film festivals. Her first narrative feature film is also under development and pre-production.
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