East-West crossover rapper Bohan Phoenix returned with a short film on family, identity and his return to China leading into his Overseas China tour. The 3 Days in Chengdu short film was produced by Shanghai director Roni Shao.
Born in China’s Hubei province, Bohan moved to the U.S. at age 11 and returned periodically to visit Chengdu, where his grandfather and family live. Over the years, he cultivated a sense of belonging and home on both sides of the globe, drawing from his Chinese and American upbringing simultaneously in music and mindset.
Coinciding with his fifth tour of China from March 14-30 and the release of his forthcoming EP, YAODE ??, coming March 19, 3 Days in Chengdu is an ode to Bohan’s reasons for returning to China: a burning desire to explore an integral part of his identity and all the fears that go along with it.
Weaving between scenes with Bohan and his grandfather at their Chengdu home, photos of his childhood, music making, and a sold-out homecoming show with Higher Brothers, with English and Chinese subtitles throughout, 3 Days in Chengdu gives an intimate look into the life of an artist with the power to speak to any multi-hyphenate, third-culture kid, or overseas explorer who’s sought a home away from home.
Watch 3 Days in Chengdu here: