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Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Centerpiece Documentary: Finding Kukan

Directed by Robin Lung

Documentary / USA / Documentary, Short / 75 mins / English / Color / Digital / Philadelphia, Centerpiece Premiere

Centerpiece Documentary: Finding Kukan

Lightbox Film Center
November 12, 2017 6:45 pm Buy Tickets

Description

Documentary filmmaker Robin Lung investigates Li Ling-Ai, the uncredited female producer of KUKAN, a landmark color film about the atrocities committed by Imperial Japan in China. Lost for decades, KUKAN helped shift public support against Japan in the lead up to WWII and was the first American feature documentary to receive an Honorary Academy Award in 1941. Lung discovers the sole surviving copy of the film and pieces together the inspirational tale behind its production and complex identity of the woman who made it.

Filmmaker Robin Lung expected in attendance for post-film Q&A.

Dates & Times

Centerpiece Documentary: Finding Kukan

Lightbox Film Center
November 12, 2017 6:45 pm Buy Tickets