Opened, is a short poetic film that follows a Vietnamese woman named Lena who is in search of the opening of her eyes through surgery. But it is her interactions with her daughter and a stranger that challenges her plan. Which eye will she open? Her physical eye or her self-accepting spiritual eye?
Eyelid surgery has become increasingly common for
Asian women in the United States. This film brings to light a pressing issue that is fast becoming the norm in Asian American communities.
Opened, highlights the struggles Asian women encounter when dealing with mainstream media’s ideal of beauty. This film hopes to establish the importance facial features have in linking us to our cultural identity, and ancestral past.
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