Trailer for JIEJIE(2017). Runtime: 15m I Digital I Color 

“Jiejie” is a portrait of two young sisters being raised by a single immigrant mother in Los Angeles in 1997.

"I thought I was ashamed of my younger sister, but really, I was ashamed of being an immigrant." 

JIEJIE(older-sister) is an autobiographical coming-of-age story that explores the desperation I felt as a Taiwanese immigrant girl back in 1997, the first month after immigration. It is a confession, an act of love, and if I dare ask, it is me asking for a bit of redemption.

- Feng-I Fiona Roan

Trailer on Vimeo / IMDB


For private online screeners, please contact [email protected]


Producer - Mianda Lu

Writer/Director - Feng-I Fiona Roan

Writer - Michael Leung

Story Editor - Stella Zhou

Cinematographer - Frances Chen

Editor - Zekun Mao

Production Designer - Yu-Hsuan Chen

Producer - Mikhail Makeyev


About the Director

Born in Taipei, Taiwan. Raised in Salem, Oregon. Her latest work JIEJIE won the HBO Asian Pacific American Visionary Award and will be distributed by HBO starting May 7th, 2018. Feng-I received her Directing MFA degree from AFI and was previously trained in classical Chinese Literature at National Taiwan University.

Feng-I's bilingual works focus on female protagonists and family relationships. Her autobiographical short film JIEJIE will compete in the International Asian Section this year in Short Shorts & Asia Film Festival(Tokyo), and is also selected by Palm Springs International Festival for Short Films, LAAPFF, Cleveland, St. Paul Minneapolis, Athens, and Ashland Film Festival.

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