Don’t miss the chance to watch two powerful documentaries that depict the emotional and personal stories of Chinese immigration to the United States. Both films are produced, directed, and written by Felicia Lowe, who will host a 15 minute Q&A discussion after the screening.
China: Land of My Father, 30 min
Filmed in the People’s Republic of China in 1979, Lowe meets her paternal grandmother for the first time, learns about the country her father left behind, and looks at the impact on families separated by war and emigration. EMMY nominee, CINE Golden Eagle, American Film Festival Red Ribbon Award.
Chinese Couplets, 60 min
Part memoir, part history, part investigation, the filmmaker’s search for answers about her mother’s emigration to America during the Chinese Exclusion era reveals the often painful price paid by immigrants who abandoned their personal identity, the burden of silence they passed on to their offspring and the intergenerational strife between immigrants and their American born children.
Date/Time: Saturday, January 14, 2017, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Great Star Theater (636 Jackson Street, San Francisco)
Admission: General Admission– $10.00, CHSA Members– Free
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Felicia Lowe is a longtime documentary producer, director, and writer whose award winning works have been broadcast on television and used in classrooms across the country. Her documentaries have focused on the Chinese experience in America and reveal immigrant experiences that are both unique and universal among many seeking new lives in a new land.