After the loss of her only child, Fan Xi wanted to learn more about other parents in the same situation, but she found that there were few books and other materials on the topic. So she decided to write her story.
Every dream about her daughter and every detail of her daughter's life served as material for her book. Over countless days and nights, Fan nearly dried out her eyes from crying while writing. On Mothers' Day 2006, she published Once You Were Here.
The book was not only a way for a mother to deal with losing her daughter, but also an effort to offer guidance to people in the same situation. It also enabled other readers to understand the struggles of parents like Fan.
Director / Sun Peng
Producer / Flora Yue