More than 80% of the population in Dubai comes from outside the United Arab Emirates. Immigrants have virtually no rights. They work very hard, live soberly, save as much as possible, and leave.
That does not apply to the Chinese girl Lifei. She has been bit by the bug of entrepreneurship and wants to rediscover herself as a businesswoman. With her best friend Yaya, the two women start a mushroom farm in the desert. Yaya pulls out at the very first sign of a setback and Lifei is left to fend for herself. She hires workers from Bangladesh, crosses the city to sell her wares and seeks investors. But when she finally succeeds, she is forced by family circumstances to return to China.
As a foreigner and woman, Lifei is doubly handicapped in the male-dominated Arab world. A Fallible Girl shows the harshness of life in Dubai, but has a purifying end. In her downfall, Lifei rediscovers herself.

Filmmaker
Conrad Clark
Premiere
World premiere
Country
United Arab Emirates, China, United Kingdom
Year
2013
Medium
HDcam
Length
104’
Language
Mandarin, English
Producer
Wendy Kuan, Zhu Yan, Chow Keung, Azza Aboul Magd
Production Company
Pract2 Entertainment Ltd, Xstream Pictures Limited, Soul Rebel Films
Sales
PAD International
Writer
Conrad Clark
Cinematography
Raquel Fernandez Nuñez
Editor
Paul Monaghan
Production Design
Yufang Lee
Sound Design
Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr
Music
Víg Mihály, Orchestra Elastique
Cast
Sang Juan, Huang Lu