Moving to a new country poses challenges to culture, tradition and sometimes even family. Growing up and living in a new country, away from one’s family, is even more challenging. This video tells the story of Carlo Lam, a student from Wits University, who tries to balance his South African identity and his Chinese heritage.


This video is in two parts.


By Dineo Bendile.

Part 1 documents Carlo’s struggle with his Chinese identity in both Johannesburg and his native Hong Kong.
Part 2 explores how Carlo tries to hold on to his Chinese heritage at work and at play through small yet meaningful activities.