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My life in China = 我的中國生活 /
My life in China = Wo de Zhongguo sheng huo

Author: a film by Kenneth Eng ; writer/producer, Ehren Parks ; prodcuers, Melanie Blair, Meng Xie ; produced in association with Projectilearts.org. ; ; Kenneth Eng, (Filmmaker)Ehren ParksMelanie BlairMeng XieAll authors
Publisher: Pottstown, PA : MVD Visual, ©2016.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : ChineseView all editions and formats
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My father escaped poverty and starvation during the Cultural Revolution in 1966. After risking his life to get to America, he started our family in Boston. But when his restaurant went bankrupt and my mom got sick, he began to feel like he'd failed at the American Dream and questioned whether he wanted to move back to his home village in Gungdong Province to participate in the new Chinese Dream. A story of migration  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Documentary films
Feature films
Nonfiction films
Biography
Named Person: Yau King Eng; Kenneth Eng, (Filmmaker)
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: a film by Kenneth Eng ; writer/producer, Ehren Parks ; prodcuers, Melanie Blair, Meng Xie ; produced in association with Projectilearts.org. ; ; Kenneth Eng, (Filmmaker); Ehren Parks; Melanie Blair; Meng Xie; Jack Lam, (Cinematographer); Joshua Geisler; Projectile Arts (Organization),; Kunaki (Firm),
OCLC Number: 993708295
Language Note: Dialog in Cantonese and Toisanese with subtitles in English and Chinese.
Notes: Originally produced as a documentary in 2014.
Includes trailer.
Credits: Director of photography, Jack Lam ; editor, Kenneth Eng ; music, Joshua Geisler.
Performer(s): Interviewee, Yau King Eng.
Description: 1 videodisc (81 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Other Titles: Wo de Zhongguo sheng huo
Responsibility: a film by Kenneth Eng ; produced in association with Projectilearts.org.

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My father escaped poverty and starvation during the Cultural Revolution in 1966. After risking his life to get to America, he started our family in Boston. But when his restaurant went bankrupt and my mom got sick, he began to feel like he'd failed at the American Dream and questioned whether he wanted to move back to his home village in Gungdong Province to participate in the new Chinese Dream. A story of migration is passed down from father to son as we travel back to Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou, Taisheng and his village to retrace the precarious choices he made in search of a better life for our family. As the scale of my father's sacrifice becomes clear through conversations with our family who never left China, we ultimately explore the question of what it means to be both Chinese and American.

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