My Life in China with filmmaker Ken Eng

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
VCAM VCAM 001 Screening Room
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Film
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Fernandez, Noemi
Department
Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities
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https://ems-web.quaker.haverford.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=70708

My father fled the Cultural Revolution in 1966. After risking his life to get to America, he started our family in Boston. But when his restaurant went bankrupt and my mom got sick, he began to feel like he’d failed at the American Dream. 

A story of migration is passed down from father to son, as we retrace the precarious steps he took in search of a better life. Ultimately asking the question, what does it mean to be both Chinese and American?

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Kenneth Eng is a director, editor and executive producer. After graduating from Boston Latin School, Ken left for New York in 1994 to study film at the School of Visual Arts. His thesis Scratching Windows, a short documentary film about graffiti writers, was broadcast as part of the doc series REEL NY on WNET - NY PBS. In 2001, Ken directed and edited Take Me to The River, a feature length documentary about the Maha Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad, India. Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball, his film about the famous Koshien Tournament in Japan was nationally broadcast on PBS as part of POV and continues to play in Japan on NHK-TV. In 2007, Ken was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship to launch My Life In China. Recently, he edited Tested for director Curtis Chin, and is currently collaborating with him on a film Our Chinatown about the challenges chinatowns across America face. Ken is also involved in The Great China Baseball Hunt, a film about the rise of baseball in China.

Contact: HCAH Program Manager Noemí Fernández - nfernandez@haverford.edu

Sponsored by the Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities Creative Residencies Program and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. 

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