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Fig. 2
Cheng Pei Pei plays Maria, a 60-something grandmother, who is dutiful, loyal, and dependent on her husband, Bing. Together, they had emigrated from Hong Kong to Vancouver 39 years prior. This film is her story of finding independence, a sweetness complicated by marital infidelity, immigrant assimilation, and finding room to forgive a forsaken son.
Image: Mama Yang in Bagolatao, Athena Thebus, 2013
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