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HEAVEN RAIN FLOWS SWEETLY

天雨流芳

Directed by Shasha Li

Cast: Bin Quan Xu, Ya Ting He, Yi Can He

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Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A.

Shasha, a nomad who has moved frequently, arrives in Cascadian Oregon. Somehow, the smell of rain here reminds her of the Himalayan foothills she originally comes from. She grows an abundant garden, yet the sky suddenly rains ashes in autumn. Wildfires have erupted all around the state, and the smog keeps seeping into her house, forcing her to evacuate. Driving through the Mad Max-esque haze, her thoughts drift back to Lijiang, her ancestral hometown in China, where her maternal Nakhi tribe celebrates Fire as a divine natural force every summer. A journey of tracing dream-like currents of memories unfolds.

Content Advisory: Brief scene of chicken intercourse 

Credits
Writer: Shasha Li
Producer: Shasha Li, Xin Li, Julie Mallozzi
Director of Photography: Shasha Li
Editor: Shasha Li
Sound Designer: Bo Pang

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