Youth Category Finalist
The Condemned Eighteen
B&W / 1' 00" / In Cantonese with Chinese subtitles
A, a heinous criminal, still remains childish approaching eighteen. Is she reluctant to grow up? Those who fail to move forward should be trampled underfoot by the pressing crowd from behind; those who cannot live on their own have no place in the world. They can do nothing but wait for their death as time passes.
Duties and stress begin to show up as I am turning eighteen. I still remain childish and naive though. My peers already consider themselves adults and are living a focused life. They talk about their dreams and future while I make no progress. The upcoming eighteen birthday is driving me into a corner.