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Moving Parts (2017)

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Logline

Zhenzhen is smuggled to the island of Trinidad where her brother Wei works construction.

Synopsis

Zhenzhen is smuggled into Trinidad and is threatened upon her arrival—she has to pay more money to enter into the country. Her brother Wei, who is working on the island in construction, intervenes and promises to pay her debt. Wei finds Zhenzhen a job at a Chinese restaurant where she crosses paths with Evelyn, a well educated, upper middle class Afro-Trinidadian, who has recently moved back to Port of Spain and runs an art gallery next to the restaurant. Wei tries to get an advance from his employer, Logan, but is unsuccessful. Zhenzhen becomes desperate and asks her employer, Mrs. Liu for the money, who agrees to give her an advance, but makes Zhenzhen promise she will work it off. Help comes unexpectedly from Evelyn—but the contrast of the dark rooms above the restaurant and the white gallery walls, calls everyone’s innocence into question. 

 

Details

Feature (77mins) Narrative Drama | Trinidad and Tobago

Language: English | Mandarin
Distributor: FILMCO

Production

Producers: Rhonda Chan Soo | Annabelle Mullen
Writers: Emilie Upczak | Nicholas Emery | Jay White
Directors: Emilie Upczak

Cast

Valerie Tian

Kandyse McClure

Jacqueline Chan

Jay Wong

Godfrey Wei

Keevan Chang On

Nickolai Salcedo

Stephen Hadeed Jr

Arnold Goindhan

Conrad Parris

Sanjiv Boodhu

Kongshiek Achong Low

Nicholas Emery

Dru Castiglione

Yussuff Clarke

Rachelle Hay

Peter Louis

Juliet Beresford

Festival Screenings

Denver Film Festival, 2017

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