MOCAFILMS My Life in China

Thu, May 5, 2016 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Free and open to the public

 

 

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We will have a stand-by line at the door on the day of the event beginning at 6:00 pm. If any seats are still open five minutes before the event begins, we will release tickets to those in the stand-by line on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Please note that while we cannot guarantee entry into the event for those in the stand-by line, some seats do open up immediately prior to the event.

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Dir. Kenneth Eng | USA | 2014 | 1h 21min

 

Filmmaker Ken Eng’s father would always tell his family the story about how he walked for 7 days and 6 nights before swimming for 4 hours to Macau to escape starvation in 1966. In 2007, Eng and his father retraced his father’s epic journey back to rural China to America in search of a better life. Watch the official trailer here.

 

Kenneth Eng is a Boston native who moved to New York City to study film making at the School of Visual Arts in 1994. Ken’s last film Kokoyakyu: High-School Baseball, a documentary film about baseball in Japan, premiered on July 4th, 2006 as part of POV’s 19th season, PBS’s award-winning documentary film showcase. Ken also directed/edited Take Me To The River, a feature length documentary about the Maha Kumbh Mela, the largest gathering in history shot in India. Ken’s student thesis, Scratching Windows, a short documentary film about NY graffiti, was also broadcast on July 4th, 1999 on WNET, New York City’s PBS Reel NY.