An elderly Chinese woman struggles with life as a newly arrived foreigner in New York City. After losing her way home on a fateful day, she wanders alone through the strange landscape, only to discover salvation in the most unexpected form.


  • Miaoning Hua: Director
  • Miaoning Hua: Writer
  • Wenting Gao: Producer
  • Lifeng Jiang: Key Cast, “ZHANG”


  • Project Title (Original Language): 候鸟
  • Project Type: Student, Short
  • Genres: drama, adventure, poem
  • Runtime: 13 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date: January 17, 2024
  • Production Budget: 14,000 USD
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Country of Filming: United States
  • Language: Chinese
  • Shooting Format: Anamorphic
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Film Color: Color
  • Student Project: Columbia University Film MFA Program