My Life in China: A Documentary Film Screening and Q&A with Director Kenneth Eng

Event Date

Wed, 03/29/2017 -
5:30pm to 8:30pm

Contact

Anna Snickenberger

Phone

901-843-3260

My Life in China depicts a journey of a Chinese-American family
seeking identity through the transformative process of
documentary filmmaking.

About the Director:
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 Critical Legal Studies movement
at the Harvard Law School.

Join us for a reception, film screening,
and Q & A with the director. This event is free and open to the
Rhodes community and the public.