A new face for Beijing

Time for a change In this series debut, Jennifer tells us about her arrival in Beijing, a city that's undergoing a profound transformation. Jennifer's also coping with her share of changes . . .

La collection

  • Time for a change
  • Bananas (as of June 30)
  • Migrations (as of July 14)
  • Opening Night (as of July 28)
  • Demi-Gods (as of August 11)

Les commentaires

ko ala
Le 20 juin 2008
it's great to see a creative approach to a story that's told so blandly everyday. it seems that the first episode is scratching at the surface of a deep issue for the country and its people. i can't wait to see more episodes.

Fernando Chu
Le 19 juin 2008
Tiffany and Jennifer...I am speechless. Amazing!!!. Can not wait to see the complete Episodes.

Mona Nazari
Le 19 juin 2008
Jennifer, Tiffany - your artistry stimulates my senses to feel as though I have already been, and one day will go back.

Your talent is beyond me.

Mona

Ming
Le 19 juin 2008
It seems to me looking at this video that everything's great and beautiful in China... But what about human rights? What about the people that was force to move from their homes to make space for those olympic buildings?

yu-wen
Le 18 juin 2008
A friend forwarded me this link to watch this mini series' first episode.....Having been to China many times in the past. I was really drawn to the story, and most fasinated by the way this story is told. Can't wait to watch the other parts. Great job Tiffany & Jennifer. A very touching documentary. Good luck!

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Tiffany Hsiung

“Film has the ability to break ignorance, prejudice and provide people with hope and confidence within themselves. I am in love with the empty and disgusted with the full, and will always seek an empty glass to fill.”

To expose, educate and promote societal change has been the driving message behind Tiffany Hsiung’s work and inspiration behind her award winning short film “Binding-Borders”. A graduate of Ryerson University’s film production program in June 2007, Hsiung’s work has earned her numerous film awards including the Best Toronto Focus Film Award, People’s Choice Award at the Cabbage Town Film Festival and the Grand Jury prize for R.C.I ‘Digital Diversity’. She gained recognition after awarded the William F. Whites Equipment Grant Award, as well as the Kodak Film Grant for her short film and the 2007 Norman Jewison Film Production award. At 24 years old, Tiffany has worked closely with accomplished directors such as Academy award nominee Deepa Mehta and music video director Christopher Mills.

Her next project to complete is a documentary that pieces together the broken fragments of her mother’s childhood. Hsiung’s mother was sold at the age of 6 by her own father, and had not seen her birth parents in over 37 years. Nor did she know the truth behind her mysterious past. Tiffany was determined to do just that, find out the truth. Her journey is documented in the feature film, Sing Me a Lullaby. It is currently in post-production.

Jennifer Hsiung

I came to Beijing, China on July 12, 2020 to pursue my dream of a career in broadcasting. I once wrote a mission statement. I promised myself to be on TV before the age of 25. Well the promise came early – 366 days early, to be exact. Just one day before my 24th birthday, I anchored my first live sports show on CCTV International.

When I was a little girl I wanted to be Connie Chung because she was the only famous Chinese person next to Bruce Lee and Michael Chang. And since I wasn’t a dude, I thought that she would be a fitting role model. I went into journalism after high school because I sucked at math and didn’t want to end up with a general BA and work at Indigo for the rest of my good years. In June 2005, I graduated with Honours from Ryerson University's School of Journalism and won a bunch of journalism awards – mostly because my grades were high.

My first on air job came 3 months after graduating. I worked as an overnight traffic reporter for 680News. The hours sucked but the experience was invaluable (Thank you Scott Metcalfe for giving this lost girl a chance). I'm an extremist who yearns for balance; a perfectionist who is all too familiar with fixing things that aren’t broken to begin with.

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