Research Film Project | 46min | UK | 2015 | dir. Andy Lawrence and Elena Barabantseva
British Born Chinese is a film about the experiences of Daniel and Kevin, two boys born to Chinese migrants and living in Manchester (UK). The film is based on the work of Dr Elena Barabantseva and it represents the way Elena has used filmmaking for fieldwork, both as a tool of exploration and expression. Made over the course of two years in experimental reflexive and participatory style, the film explores the complexity and challenges faced by the boys seeking to reconcile Britishness with Chineseness.