Film Screening: Reunification

Film Screening: Reunification

Wednesday, March 08, 2017
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
UCLA Library Presentation Room (11348 YRL)

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In this deeply personal award-winning film that gives an insider view on the contemporary Asian American immigrant experience, divorce and family psychology, and the personal filmmaking process, filmmaker Alvin Tsang reflects on his family’s migration from Hong Kong to Los Angeles in the early 1980s - fraught with betrayal from his parents’ divorce, economic strife and communication meltdown between parents and children. This poetic exploration of many unresolved years moves moodily across different channels and modes, bending into labor histories and Hong Kong’s colonial trajectories. Tsang turns the camera on his own family, cautiously prodding for answers, but fully acknowledging that the only closure he can get will be from deciding for himself how to move on.


Chen  Gao

Sponsor(s): Asia Pacific Center, Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library