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Jennifer Zheng / Short Narrative / United Kingdom / 2016 / 5 min / Colour / DCP
In English, Mandarin / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Animation, Documentary
Rated: Mature subject matter which may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised.Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas.


  • Playing in: Another Reality
  • Sat, Dec 2, 09:45 PM, Katara Building 16, Opera House (K16-OH)
    Free screening


For those who experience fundamental social change as adults, the notions of what is right and wrong, what is normal and what is problematic are easily identified. For a young girl who went through the Chinese Cultural Revolution as a child, however, it was difficult to understand that the branding of her intellectual parents as anti-revolutionary – and therefore ‘bad’ – was an element of a forced shift of perception. In ‘Tough’, a daughter examines the fallout of her mother’s youth.

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About the Directors

Jennifer Zheng was a confused Chinese kid who grew up in Northern Ireland. Now she is a BAFTA-nominated animator based in London.


Jennifer Zheng
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K. Preston Merkley
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Jennifer Zheng, Lili Li

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