FOODIE ALERT! This is the same building where we worked on the film's sound design in San Francisco. A wonderful eclectic neighborhood. Check it out after our March 11 SF premiere! Have you bought your tix yet? Go here: caamfest.com/2017/films/finding-kukan/... See MoreSee Less
Throw back to 4 years ago and our Kickstarter campaign. So many profound connections since then -- people I am proud to call my hanai family (calabash cousins) like Andrew Kebler, Quincy Li, Michelle Osterhoudt and all of the Scott family plus so many others. Feeling blessed. XOXO to all. ... See MoreSee Less
Andrew Kebler, thanks so much for your Kickstarter pledge. How cool is that to have Li Ling-Ai's grand, grand nephew backing the project! kck.st/Qnv9de
West Coast premiere of the feature documentary FINDING KUKAN, 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 American audiences. KUKAN has the rare honor of being the first ever American feature documentary to receive an Academy Award® in 1942.
Lost for decades, Lung discovers a badly damaged film print of KUKAN, and pieces together the never before told inspirational tale of the two renegades behind the making of it -- Li Ling-Ai and cameraman Rey Scott.
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.
"Totally absorbing." Louis Proyect (Rec Arts)
“Amazing.” “If you love movies or history see this film.” Steve Kopian (Unseen Films)
"4 stars" John Soltes (Hollywood Soapbox)
Winner - Best Documentary, Special Jury Award, Hawaii International Film Festival 2016
Official Selction - DOC NYC 2016