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Zee, a nonbinary aspiring nurse from China, strives to build a gender-affirming life in rural Iowa, US. After graduating from nursing school, they work tirelessly to pass their licensure exam in hopes of obtaining a work visa.

Directors Spotlight

Hao Zhou


Hao Zhou is a filmmaker from southwest China. An alum of the Cinéfondation Résidence and Berlinale Talents, Zhou has directed an indie feature, The Night (夜), which premiered at the Berlinale Panorama. Zhou’s short film, Frozen Out (无地自容), was a Student Academy Awards gold medal winner and screened at Frameline, BFI Flare, NewFest, and many other festivals. Currently Zhou is working on multiple narrative and nonfiction projects.

  • Year: 2023
  • Runtime: 11 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Language: Chinese, English
  • Director: Hao Zhou
  • Cinematographer: Hao Zhou
  • Editor: Hao Zhou, Tyler Hill, Xi Feng
  • Producer: Tyler Hill
  • Premiere: East Coast

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