ON LEAVING CHINA FOR USA 离开中国赴美
I went to America to pursue independence.
I went to America to be free.
I was very free in China.
I never would say China was a confined place or I was not free,
I was very free. I was the anchorwoman on CCTV.
I got the chance to report China’s first rock and roll concert
when all the Chinese departments banned it,
I persuaded my boss to air China’s first rock and roll concert
where the rebellious spirit was growing.
I was very free as a journalist at that time.
But I felt there are bigger space or room beyond the boarder.
I felt the English language inspired me to search for a new kind of expression,
and perhaps an expression through images.
So I went to the United States to study filmmaking.