After the first week of her arranged marriage in a foreign land, Quyen must decide how the next chapter in her life will be written.
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Director: Lucretia Stinnette
Lucretia Stinnette is a Los Angeles based filmmaker and producer, whose work takes a nuanced look at the ways that class, economics and racial identity shape the interior lives and lived experiences of women of color. She is currently a fellow in the 2021 class of the AFI Directing Workshop for Women. Stinnette is the recipient of the Princess Grace Graduate Film Scholarship, the Lynn Weston Fellowship in Film, the Women in Film Foundation/Verna Fields Memorial Fellowship and the Four Sisters Scholarship in Directing.
Her short film Quyen, about a young Vietnamese woman's first week with her new Korean husband, was informed by her four years living and teaching in South Korea. Quyen awarded the KQED Film School Shorts Best Film, and her work has been screened at the New Orleans Film Festival, L.A. Asian Pacific Film Festival, Munich Festival of Film Schools, among many others. Born and raised in Chicago, Lucretia Stinnette has worked and studied in countries such as Ghana, South Africa and South Korea. She earned her BA in International Relations from the University of Southern California, and MFA in Film from UCLA.
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