Chinese online hit I Wanna Go Home, Mom and Dad about
migrant workers is expected to end Hollywood director Mel Gibson's
Xi'an Evening News reported on Sunday that a friend of
Mel Gibson, a Chinese-American named Carrie Lee, recommended the
Chinese song to Gibson for his new movie.
The movie is adopted from a South African folk writer's novel
about a South African young man who leaves his hometown and heads
to a big city, trying to change his destiny. Years later, the young
man finally achieves a great career and becomes the mayor of that
city in the end.
It was reported that Gibson thinks the lyrics of the song match
the plot of the movie, so he decided to buy the copyright to this
The song Mom and Dad, I Wanna Go Home is a simple and
easy-to-follow song written for migrant workers in China. It became
a popular hit online after its recent release.
The song's composer and lyricist, Yang Linchuan, is in
discussion about the cooperation details with Mel Gibson's
Part of the song is expected to remain in Chinese when it is
used in the Hollywood movie.
(CRI.cn February 12, 2007)