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A Significant Name - Diane Russo-Cheng - JPG
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Title of Piece: A Significant Name
Production Company: Diane Russo-Cheng
Director(s): Diane Russo-Cheng
Client: British Vogue
Short Synopsis: In ‘A Significant Name’, the third film in British Vogue’s 2021 Pride video series, director Diane Russo-Cheng explores the importance of her wife Ban Ban’s Chinese name. Born in Texas to Taiwanese immigrant parents, they were given an identifiable female American name and “grew up in H-town listening to hip hop and ’90s rap”, but is known as Ban Ban to their family and to their community. “I don’t care if you think I’m not from here,” they say in the film. “My name doesn’t root me in a physical place. It roots me in an idea that transcends gender. It connects me to my home, my lineage, my bloodline, my heart.” Watch Russo-Cheng’s exploration of familial love, acceptance and identity in full.