On TV: FINDING KUKAN

FINDING KUKAN | Courtesy Family of Rey Scott

Coming to PBS’s America ReFramed this coming Tuesday, May 8:
FINDING KUKAN

Director:
Robin Lung

Premiere:
Hawaii 2016

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, CAAMFest, IFF Boston, Los Angeles Asian Pacific, Seattle, Asian/Asian American fests in Boston, Atlanta, Vancouver, Philadelphia, San Diego, DC

About:
An investigation into the true origins of a lost documentary about China.

I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
KUKAN (1941), one of the first documentaries honored with an Academy Award, was long considered lost. A chronicle of Chinese resistance to Japanese aggression, the project was credited to Rey Scott, an adventurer who had never before made a film. When Hawaiian filmmaker Robin Lung learns that a driving force behind KUKAN was Li Ling-Ai, a Chinese-American Hawaiian woman all but erased from its history, she begins investigating the film and its mysterious production, leading to unanticipated discoveries.

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