Semillas que caen lejos de sus raíces

( Seeds tat fall far from their roots )



In the Argentine collective imagination it is said that if we dig a deep tunnel we will reach China, that there is nothing more opposite and further away from us. Despite the fact that we are antipodes, immigration connects us.

This documentary proposes to explore the singularity of Chinese migrants and the diversity of their experiences in Argentina.

Seeds that fall far from their roots presents stories such as those of Gustavo Ng, a journalist active in the bilateral political dialogue; Yinyin, a woman with a passion for vegetable gardening who, through her community work, plants seeds from both countries in the same land; Teresa Yuan, a psychoanalyst who introduced the practice in China; and Federico Chang, the son of immigrants who is training to be a professional footballer.

These stories, along with others from the argenchina community, present in an intimate and reflective way the crossroads between the two cultures, bringing us closer to those who live the conflict of identity and attachment on a daily basis.


Country: Argentina
Year: 2024
Language: Spanish and Chinese
Duration: 66 minutes.

Suitable for all audiences with captions.

Writer and Director: Tomás Lipgot

Camera and Cinematography: Javier Pistani

Editor: Leandro Tolchinsky

Music:  Pablo Urristi

Sound director: Hernán Severino

Executive producer: Tomás Gotlip

Production company: Duermevela SRL

Production manager: Nicasio Fernandez

Color: Lucila Kesselman

Assistant camera: Agustín Araujo

Cast: Yinyin Liu, Gustavo Ng, Qian Ma, Eva Blanco, Federico Chang, Teresa Yuan, Ana Kuo