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2016 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

MY LIFE IN CHINA

Directed by Kenneth Eng

Feature, Documentary, Browse All Films / USA / 2014 / Documentary / 81 mins / Seattle Premiere

MY LIFE IN CHINA

Northwest Film Forum Screen 2
February 20, 2016 11:30 am

Description

MY LIFE IN CHINA is a personal film that takes viewers on a journey to rural China where an emotional revelation takes place. A story of migration is passed down from father to son, retracing the precarious steps risked in search of a better life. This film captures a half-century-old story of Asian immigration and poses present-day questions comparing the long sought-after American Dream, with life in modern-day China. Was the risk worth it? What if he had never left? What was ultimately achieved by immigrating?

Director Kenneth Eng and writer/producer Ehren Parks are scheduled to attend.

Co-Presented By: OCA Seattle


Director's Bio

Kenneth Eng is a Boston native who studied filmmaking at the School of Visual Arts in 1994. Ken’s last film Kokoyakyu: High-School Baseball, about baseball in Japan, premiered on POV, PBS’s award-winning documentary showcase. Ken also directed/edited Take Me To The River, a feature documentary about the Maha Kumbh Mela, the largest gathering in history shot in India. Ken’s student thesis, Scratching Windows, a short documentary film about NY graffiti, was broadcast on WNET, New York City’s PBS “Reel NY.”



Preceded By

  1. CONVERSATION WITH DAD

    Angela Chen / Short Film, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 5 mins
    A series of conversations exploring family secrets.

    Precedes: MY LIFE IN CHINA


  2. GIAP’S LAST DAY AT THE IRONING BOARD FACTORY

    Tony Nguyen / Short Film, Documentary, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 26 mins
    In Seymour, Indiana, population 17,000, Giap Thi Nguyen prepares for her final day of work at the last ironing board factory in America. As her American-born son Tony documents this moment, he discovers more about his mother, and where he came from, than he could ever have imagined. Director Tony Nguyen scheduled to attend.

    Precedes: MY LIFE IN CHINA


Dates & Times

MY LIFE IN CHINA

Northwest Film Forum Screen 2
February 20, 2016 11:30 am