Nice to be honored on #FemaleFilmmakerFriday by our distributor New Day FilmsFor this #FemaleFilmmakerFriday (and #InternationalWomensDay )meet Robin Lung
Robin is a 4th generation Chinese American who was raised in Hawai’i. She has a 16-year history of bringing untold minority and women’s stories to film. A graduate of Stanford University University and Hunter College in NYC, Lung discovered her filmmaking calling after successful careers in book publishing and higher education. Learn more about Robin here: buff.ly/2XCR6vg
A passion for mystery novels led her to Li Ling-Ai, the subject of her film, Finding Kukan. Ling-Ai was the uncredited female producer of “Kukan” The Academy Award winning color documentary about World War II China. Lung’s documentary creates an unforgettable portrait of a female filmmaker pioneer and sheds light on the long history of racial and gender discrimination behind the camera.
[Image Description: A montage. A still image from the 1940s of Li Ling-Ai, a Chinese-American woman in a traditional dress who smiles and flirts for the camera with her hands up to frame her face. Inches from her, white filmmaker Rey Scott films her. A headshot of the filmmaker, Robin Lung, a Chinese-American woman. Robin hangs a giant montage with vibrant, bright colors and a black and white still image of a Chinese woman from Li Ling-Ai’s film, and a poster for “Finding Kukan,” showing a Chinese dancer in traditional dress, the film’s title, and various festival awards. Text: “Finding Kukan, a documentary film by Robin Lung. Finding Kukan chosen for American Library Association’s Notable Films for Adults List!”] . . . .
TONIGHT!!The award-winning 1942 documentary "Kukan" was the first time many people saw images of war-torn, occupied China. So where did it go? Filmmaker Robin Lung attempts to uncover the only known footage of the film in Finding Kukan, TONIGHT at 8/7c on America ReFramed WORLD Channel. #ShatterTheLens bit.ly/ARF_S6_Kukan ... See MoreSee Less
Don't forget to tune in Tuesday to the World channel to watch FINDING KUKAN #ShatterTheLensTomorrow, March 5th, be sure to catch Finding Kukan in an encore broadcast on PBS World America ReFramed at 8pm (check local listings) to honor female filmmakers and Women’s History Month. Filmmaker Robin Lung investigates the forgotten study of Li Ling-Ai, an uncredited female producer of KUKAN, Academy Awards winning color documentary about World War II China that has been lost for decades. More about the film here: buff.ly/2C4wjYH
[Image Description: Chinese-American filmmaker Robin Lung stands near a wall, intently examining a large, vibrant montage and holding one hand to it. The center of the montage is a black and white still image from a 1942 film, showing a young Chinese woman with an ornate headdress. She looks directly at the camera as Robin looks directly at her. Text: “America Reframed. Finding Kukan. March 5, 8/7 C. World.”]
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Event Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 7:00pmEvent Location: 6020 HSSB (McCune Conference Room) A documentary about an earlier documentary shot in wartorn China, which won an Oscar award in 1942. Director Robin Lung will be here to discuss her film! A filmmaker turns detective to uncover the for...
We're thrilled to be included in the ALA's list of 15 outstanding films released on video within the past two years. "Its purpose is to call attention to recent video releases that make a significant contribution to the world of video." DVDs & streaming available via New Day Films and Kanopy See ALA's full list: bit.ly/2t9lvn7... See MoreSee Less