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Legend of Nian Monster - Origin of Chinese New Year

San Francisco

New York 

This is the history of Chinese New Year. The Nian Monster terrorizes town every Chinese New Year. Kids in the town fight back scaring the monster away with fire crackers. This event started the tradition of firecrackers on Chinese New Year. The monster never returned.

Part of Cinemasports Myths and Legends 2014, a global youth film exchange event.

Filmed as part of kids workshop in New York City.
Mandarin Ink mandarin language school
Asian American International Film Festival