Inburgering

Inburgering
A Short film by Alex Lai
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About the project
LOCKLINEHave you ever gone into absurdities in order to be accepted in another culture? Our story will give you chills, provoke thoughts & reflections.

NI HAO

In the comedy Inburgering (integration), a Dutch lady is keen to give a good first impression to her future mother in law. She prepares to welcome her with a Chinese sentence. Her Chinese boyfriend perfectionism only seems to add pressure.

Using humour and by exaggeration, this movie points to this society's stereotypical thinking. An experienced filmmakers team will make a comedy which will be shown several times at the Cinemasia festival and on tour http://cinemasia.nl/en/ 

WHY WE WANT TO MAKE THIS MOVIE

Filmakers Alex Lai and Aaron Wan are of Chinese descent. Some of our team members are engaged in a mixed race relationships, like more and more people nowadays, which triggered the first inspirations for INBURGERING.

On societal level, such things as “Inburgeringsexamen” (Dutch Integration exam) promotes the inherent message that migrants have to earn their way up to be accepted by the dominant culture. What would happen if we reverse "Inburgering" and a Dutch woman thinks she has to proof herself into the Chinese culture?

If someone is "Lost in Translation" on language, culture or worldview level, we should not force them to score points to earn acceptance. Tiredsome, right? Join us to create awareness that embracing the stranger should not be based on an achievement model, but unconditionally. Even more true in a love relationship! We think using absurdism and humour will make this message stick.

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

Do you personally or your company have the interest that people will gain a more complete image of Asians? Support us by any means and be part of this project (see rewards on right side of page)! We want to give you a good laugh when you see this movie on the big screen next year March. Last but not least, you will receive attractive tax deductable rewards, see https://cinecrowd.com/nl/node/328!

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Quote that inspired the maker

千里之行, 始于足下 A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
Lao-Tse 老子