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Mermaid In The Garden of Escapism

'The Mermaid In The Garden of Escapism' is an experimental short supports gender equality. A woman experiences the struggles between values in reality and finds herself in the garden of escapism away from reality.

Born in China and raised in Canada, Mao Yu Lynn Yuan (also known as Lynn Yuan) pioneered the use of merging new technologies to film productions. Her first award-winning short, “Mermaid in the Garden of Escapism”, showcases an AI (Artificial Intelligence) voiceover to replace real voices throughout the film that supports gender equality.

A woman of multiple hats, Lynn wears her seemingly contradictional gifts in both business and arts, being an entrepreneur, an investor, an art director and a producer for over ten years before turning to a director role in the film industry. Taking films as her journeys to explore the world and existence of her own, Lynn’s film topics originate around gender equality, anti-classism, and the west and east cultures.


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