MOCATalks with filmmaker Kenneth Eng

Tue, Apr 9, 2019 @ 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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Kenneth Eng joins us to talk about his films and exploration of identity as he defied his parents wishes of being a lawyer/doctor to pursue a career in art. Ken will take us on his personal journey of film making on a limited budget as well as his continuing struggle to balance non-profit vs profit as a self-sustaining artist.

 

Kenneth Eng is a director, editor and executive producer. After graduating from Boston Latin School, Ken left for New York in 1994 to study film at the School of Visual Arts. His thesis "Scratching Windows", a short documentary film about graffiti writers, was broadcast as part of the doc series REEL NY on WNET - NY PBS. In 2001, Ken directed and edited "Take Me to The River", a feature length documentary about the Maha Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad, India. "Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball", his film about the famous Koshien Tournament in Japan was nationally broadcast on PBS as part of POV and continues to play in Japan on NHK-TV. In 2007, Ken was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship to launch "My Life In China". Recently, he edited Tested for director Curtis Chin, and is currently developing projects on post-genocide reconciliation in Rwanda and the rise of baseball in China.

 

In collaboration with Asian CineVision