Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Roxanne O'Brien 

BA [Hons] Animation

Roxanne O'Brien directed 'Taste of Home' for her final year project. Roxanne's mixed background shows though in her narratives as she combines language and culture to vividly describe the diaspora stories. Exhibited are her focus areas in composition and design.

Taste of Home

A heartwarming tale about a young boy who learned how to make bread from his mother, He later grows up to open up a bakery with his son.

Bilingual Brilliance: How “Everything Everywhere All at Once” successfully incorporated the use of language in Immigrant households and its impact on

As the land of immigration, one quarter of the United States’ population is comprised of families with a history of immigration into the country. Within these families, new identities form, and sometimes clash, through the individual family members of different histories. Often in the process of moving and settling in, the language of origin is lost through the process. In the case of Chinese American families, an exponential difference can be observed between the fluency of first and second generation immigrants, or the ability to speak and understand their heritage language. Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert use this gap in fluency in their film “Everything Everywhere All at Once”(2022), thus dramatising the theatricals of the main story. This paper examines the film’s use of language and portrayal of bilingualism through exploring the main cast’s- the Wang family members’- cultural roots and individuality, focusing on how it impacts their relationship with the family unit and thus leading to the events of the film.