Graduation Year


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Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Media Studies

Reader 1

Jesse Lerner

Reader 2

T. Kim-Trang Tran

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The paper identifies the lack of representation of the international student experience on screen and examines how Xin Yi is a film script that explores this subject matter. The analysis provides a survey of film and television that addresses similar topics and uses the theoretical framework of exilic filmmaking by Hamid Naficy. Xin Yi revolves around a Chinese mother-daughter relationship. The mother visits her daughter who studies in the U.S during Chinese New Year and reveals her divorce before she departs.

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