Birdy Wei-Ting Hung

Birdy Wei-Ting Hung is an M.F.A. Candidate at the School of Cinema, San Francisco State University. Her creative work in music videos, narrative fiction, and video essays is inflected by her interests in experimental aesthetics. She has screened at the University of California Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive, the San Francisco Independent Film Festival, and the Golden Melody Awards in Taiwan. Her research interests include affect theory, body genres, and the abject. She is a contributing author to Aaron Kerner’s Abject Pleasures in the Cinematics (Edinburg University Press, 2023).


Wan-Ching (Hsiao-Feng Lu) and Ming (Lisa Yang) are doomed, tragic women, punished for ‘transgressions’. Could they be avengers?


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