Media and Screen Studies & Media Art
Let us share her story
I was particularly impressed by Linda when I first saw her on the football field, where she was competing with the boys. She was a confident dare-devil with great technique. Later, she told me that playing football was the beginning of her life at Shanghai United International School.
Shy girl grows into winning debater
Linda’s English was weak when she entered SUIS in Grade 6. She was quite shy to speak up in class during the first month—so different from today. Mr Dan, her PE teacher, encouraged students to talk to each other and saw Linda’s potential. He invited her to join the school football team. Gradually, during the training and interaction, Linda found her confidence. Linda told us that what touched her most in SUIS was the warm and inclusive atmosphere. For instance, in Grade 7, she was to give a speech as a group leader for the first time, She was quite nervous, trembling and stammering all through her English speech, but her classmates’ warm applause encouraged her. Over time, her confidence ad eloquence grew, until in Grade 9, she won a gold medal in the Scholars Cup Debate Competition.
Calm, disciplined but also curious
If I had to choose a color to describe Linda, I would say “red”, the color of passion and power. For, Linda is courageous and confident. She boldly explores new fields and jumps over her own shadow. Linda told me she is aware of the challenging employment prospects in the film production industry. Yet, Ang Lee’s autobiography gives her a lot of inspiration. She will use all the winter and summer holidays to find stints and gigs to learn from—and she plans to produce her first full-length film in the next few years