CIFF47: PSQ March 22 – April 1, 2023 | Streams April 2 – April 9, 2023


Year: 2017
Country: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 82 minutes


When director Nanfu Wang moves to the U.S., a birthday trip to Florida leads her to a chance encounter with a life-changing drifter. Intrigued by his livelihood of chosen homelessness, she accompanies 22-year-old Dylan on the streets to experience eating from the garbage, sleeping in the park, and observing complete strangers’ fascination with Dylan’s mission and unprompted willingness to give him a helping hand. As a Chinese native, Nanfu always admired the storied symbol of freedom America represents and the power its people have to create their own futures. She witnesses that spirit in her shoeless companion, who is fearless of consequences and content living as a citizen of the world. Over time, she discovers Dylan’s carefree, wanderlust motives are riddled with layers of rebellion, vices, and inner demons he can no longer suppress. I AM ANOTHER YOU offers a unique perspective of life outside the norm and sheds encouraging light on the power of human connection. —A.B.

CIFF41 Screenings

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 2:10 PM

Friday, March 31, 2017 at 7:40 PM

Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Global Health Competition

Nanfu Wang

Originally from a remote village in China, Nanfu Wang overcame poverty and lack of access to formal secondary education. She went on to earn graduate degrees in Communications and Documentary Film from universities in China and the United States. Wang holds Master's degrees from Shanghai University, Ohio University, and New York University. She was honored by the International Documentary Association with the 2016 Emerging Filmmaker Award.

"Hooligan Sparrow" (2016) – 40th CIFF, I AM ANOTHER YOU (2017)

Nanfu Wang, Lori Cheatle, Michael Shade

Nanfu Wang, Michael Shade

Nanfu Wang, Michael Shade

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