Fixing My Leave thinks through what it means to identify with a fallen leaf.

I use archival footage to thread together three female figures—Daiyu Lin, Lulu Miller, and Yoko Ono—as a way of caring for a leaf that loses its tree.

The film is created as part of the ‘Response: Soft Action’ program hosted by the Polygon Gallery. The workshop series “considers care and its relationship to action” by responding to Indigenous filmmakers’ prompts in the form of moving images. Fixing My Leave reflects the fruit of my thinking there—kinship-based, intimate, and comforting grief through storytelling.

Written and edited by Xinyue Liu
Cinematography by Kristian David Michael Anderson