Teen Dox

I Am Another You

Nanfu Wang
Screening time  
01.03. / Friday, 13:00 - 15:00 Theatre 5  
02.03. / Saturday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 2  
This portrait features Dylan, a young drifter from Utah who has spent years traveling around the United States.

He is spotted by Nanfu Wang, a Chinese film student who has just arrived in the country and wants to learn about America. Dylan is willing to help her: “I’ll show you what freedom is like.” After a few weeks of shared adventure on the street, the two go their separate ways. A few years later, she goes back to find out what is happening in Dylan’s life. With a calm voice-over, Wang helps propel the story forward and gives occasional explanations that highlight the cultural differences between her and her American contemporary. Sometimes sharp, sometimes naïve and almost always good-humored, Wang unravels the nature of society on the American continent, discovering the meaning of Western freedom.


Nanfu Wang

Nanfu Wang is an award-winning filmmaker based in New York City. She has three master’s degrees from Shanghai University, Ohio University, and New York University in English Literature, Media Studies, and Documentary. Her feature debut Hooligan Sparrow (2016), screened at 2017 ZagrebDox, was shortlisted for the Academy Award for best documentary feature and it has won over twenty international awards. Wang was honored by the International Documentary Association with the 2016 Emerging Filmmaker Award. Among her latest documentaries are One Child Nation(2019), Out of Many, One (2018), I Am Another You (2017).

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2017, 82'

Directed by:
Nanfu Wang

Nanfu Wang, Michael Shade

Edited by:
Nanfu Wang, Michael Shade

Nathan Halpern, Chris Ruggiero

Lori Cheatle

Produced by:
A Little Horse Crossing the River

Festivals & Awards:

Astra Film Festival 2018 – Best International Documentary; SXSW 2017 – Chicken & Egg Award; Hot Docs 2017; Docpoint Helsinki 2017; DOCVILLE 2017; Cleveland International Film Festival 2017; East End Film Festival 2018