Qing (23) never left her homeland so far and is keen to see more. Doing an apprenticeship as a geriatric nurse in Germany seems promising to her but upon her arrival in the small town of Schopfheim two worlds collide.While Qing is still wondering how one could eat bread and cold cuts every day, her employer expects her to assimilate instantly and to bite through any touch of homesickness. Meanwhile, to some of the elderly, the young Chinese woman is a welcome change in the daily routine. Especially to Mrs Wohlfahrt, who attributes Qing’s intelligence to her consumption of fish eyes and to 100-year-old Mr Reiner who soon becomes a mentor to her.We follow Qing for three years on her ‚Revolutionary Road’, starting with her last days in China and see how she struggles and how she matures. FAREWELL YELLOW SEA is a film about taking wings, about trying to settle down and wandering between different worlds, sometimes quirky and comical, sometimes sad and heartwarming.
FAREWELL YELLOW SEA
Documentary by Marita Stocker
Germany 2018, 90 min
INDI FILM in coproduction with SWR in cooperation with SRF developed in cooperation with TP2 TALENTPOOL
MFG regional fund Baden-Württemberg
MDM Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung