Thursday, May 3, 6:30PM
Pao Arts Center (99 Albany Street Boston, MA, 02111)
76 mins | Documentary | Directed by Robin Lung
Filmmaker Robin Lung investigates the case of Li Ling-Ai, the un-credited female producer of KUKAN, a landmark color film that revealed the atrocities of World War II China to audiences around the world. KUKAN has the rare honor of being the first ever American feature documentary to receive an Academy Award® in 1942.
FINDING KUKAN uses rare and unseen archival footage to create an unforgettable portrait of a female filmmaking pioneer, and sheds light on the long history of racial and gender discrimination behind the camera, which continues to reverberate in Hollywood today. More about the film: www.nestedeggproductions.com
Co-presented with Chinese American Citizens Alliance, Chinese Historical Society of New England, and WORLD Channel/WGBH.