If We were Animals (working title)
Work in Progress
The film is inspired by a mysterious set of Polaroid my mom took back in 1987, a year before I was born. She can barely recall anything regarding to these photos, despite its year and the location where she believes is either a farm or a zoo somewhere near Austin, Texas.
My mom seems to forget most of the details about her time in the State. She only described it as difficult since she was apart from my father and sister. She was hoping to earn a degree back then. However, in the end of 87, she flew back to Taiwan and got birth to me in the spring of 1988. My mom has never been back to the State, neither completed her degree.
The polaroids somehow lost its narrative without the memories of the photographer. It only exists as a shadow of her memories. Though they keeps me wondering about the sense of dependence between human, nature and animals, especially during the difficult time.
*Screen Captured from the film