Where he was Born

Film Synopsis

"Where he was born” is a Creative Documentary Film about the search of my roots in China. The content of the film is quite diverse and deals with the time I spent in China from 2011 to 2012.

In this film I touch subjects of life, death and identity. Being always a foreigner, even in my hometown, I never felt connected to any place or culture. I was always everything and nothing at the same time. Now, after this experience, I am starting to finally understand who I am and where I come from.

This project was funded by the Weimar Women’s Promotion Fund in 2013 and by the Berlin Senate Chancellery for Cultural Affairs – Film/Video Female Artist Programme Grant in 2018."

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Title: Where he was born

Length: 26 min

Genre: Documentary

Country of Origin: Germany

Country of filming: China

Completion Date: 2020

Director: Laura Fong Prosper


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About the director, Laura Fong Prosper 

Laura Fong Prosper (Panama City, 1978). Lives and works in Berlin.

Her video installations and visual essays walk the boarders between analogue and digital, as well as the meanings and placements of contemporary, historical, old and new. She addresses issues of cultural belonging, longing, ancestry and exile and through her use of different techniques in a process-oriented fashion, she moderates a dialogue between media, time and stories.

Working with archive material and passionate for photography, she blends analogue and digital technologies and formats, bringing glitch, color and superimposition to her observational, documentarian shooting style. Her simple optical games bring another approach to motion graphics, making her own audiovisual research in Media Archeology, as an audiovisual material recycler.

With a degree in film editing from the International School of Film and TV of San Antonio de los Baños in Cuba (EICTV) and a MFA in Media Art from the Bauhaus University Weimar in Germany, she also took part in exchange programs with the Kunsthochschule für Medien (KHM) in Cologne, Germany and the Tongji University in Shanghai, China.

Her art has been exhibited in China, Panama, Germany, Costa Rica, United States and Brazil.

She also has a long career as a film editor and VJ.