Introducing myself and my journal: Rise of the Phoenix
Born in PRC and raised in Hong Kong, May May earned her degrees from University of Wisconsin/Madison and Syracuse University. She is developing film concepts that document China’s dramatic economic and cultural shifts and give voice to a new generation of its women. She is currently in production of "Rise of the Phoenix"— her first feature length documentary that examines how the unprecedented transformation of China’s economy is changing the roles, rights and status of modern day Chinese women as witnessed by four or five women from very different social and economic backgrounds. These intimate and sometimes heart-breaking stories reflect a remarkable sexual revolution redefining one-fifth of the world’s population despite a gender-biased tradition.
Prior to documentary films, she spent a career in advertising and marketing in Chicago, servicing blue-chip clients in creative leadership and consulting positions. May May has significant on-set experience in bringing storyboards to their fullest potential in TV commercial production and exercising prudence in budgeting and cost control.
My present challenge is to raise funds for the production of Rise of the Phoenix
My Vision for the Future:
In order to change their status and circumstances, women must start to see themselves as assets, not liabilities