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Graduation

Graduation
During the epidemic of COVID-19, many people are facing the crisis of unemployment. Due to strict prevention measures, Chinese Internet enterprises suffer heavy losses and decide to fire more than millions of programmers. And these companies use the word "Graduation" instead of "Layoff"...A common programmer broke down under the huge pressure of the crucial fact and the high expectation from mom, who believes short videos say that programmers are all millionaires...... P.S. The main role is an actress, but you may misunderstand it. We did it on purpose. Because human is human. Gender is unnecessary to the issue in this short film. The pressure and problem is belong to all human.
Director Biography - YIWEN CAO
A Chinese young female awards winning filmmaker, is known for Chubby Café (2019), Dao Meng Mei Ying (2018) and Astrall Story(International Cooperation). Became the cover person of magazine Filmmaker Life(August,2022). This is her first time to be a director. IMDb: nm10036519 Director Statement The director Yiwen Cao is a young female filmmaker, who wants to give people mental power from her films. She is good at using suspense plots and real scenes to let audience feel what the main role suffers in films. And this is her first time to be a director. Besides, she is very warm hearted and amiable. Though some people may not recognize her gender by judging her appearance at first glance, she is willing to use this feature in movies to show people gender is not a big deal. The essence of human being is the same.