Beijing Or Bust

tells the experiences of six diverse "ABCs" (American-born-Chinese) who, for a variety of reasons, decided to leave jobs, homes, and families in the US and make Beijing their home.

 

Through their personal accounts, we see the dramatic changes that Beijing and China had gone through from the early 1980s to the buildup for the 2008 Olympics. Despite their Chinese heritage, many found their personal journeys to find a home in China more challenging than what they had ever imagined.

 

The film was screened at the San Diego Asian Film Festival and the Asian Film Festival of Dallas. It was broadcasted at over 50 PBS stations in the US.


Characters:

  • Ada
    Filmmaker
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  • Bob
    Entrepreneur
  • Jeff
    Manager
  • Kaiser
    Rock musician, writer, media specialist
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  • Mimi Kuo-Deemer
    photographer, yoga teacher
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  • Rania
    multi-media artist
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