Christine Wu is a Hong Kong-born filmmaker and media artist learning to embrace her own voice and story. She is exploring practical ways of creating work that humanizes folks with marginalized identities, encourages generative introspection, and invites compassionate conversation.
Her work bridges gaps between immigrant-settler communities through film and media, and her approach is evolving as she collaborates with cultural workers, explore her personal story, and experiments with her creative voice to lift up living histories overshadowed by dominant cultures. She creates work from a place of self-compassion, reflecting her ongoing process of self-education about systemic injustice and healing.
Christine recently completed her BFA in film production at York University. Her 2018 short documentary Jo has screened at Ghent Viewpoint Documentary Film Festival, Ethnografilm Festival, Wunderground Film Festival, Toronto Queer Film Festival and Breakthroughs Film Festival.
Why did you get involved in this project?
I admire and appreciate Midi and her work and was intrigued by the concept of this series.
Did the one week turn-around for the work help or hinder your creativity?
I took more than a week to send the project back, but it was definitely helpful to have a timeline to start exploring ideas.
How did you feel about working on a project where you didn’t know who you were collaborating with?
It was exciting! The ‘surprise’ factor was a big part of why I signed up.
Has being involved in the project changed your thoughts on creativity?
I have always had trouble with perfectionism to the point of becoming stagnant, so being involved in the project was more practice for giving myself permission to create and experiment more and be okay with the results.
If you worked on several videos, what kept you coming back for more and how many did you do?
I submitted text for one video and worked on sound design for another. I wanted to experience different parts of the creative process, and simply wanted to try to come up with something from scratch.