02 – 10 August 2019
Edition XVIII

02 – 10 August 2019
Edition XVIII

:62 Years and 6,500 Miles Between

Schedule: 10 August, 12:00, Shtëpia e Kulturës

:62 Years and 6,500 Miles Between

Taiwan, 2005, 52 min

Amidst the political upheavals of a nation and the world, the filmmaker navigates through cultural, geographical and linguistic distances in search of wisdom and hope from her 100 year-old Taiwanese activist grandmother. This film specifically examines how a postcolonial people negotiate the memory and translation essential to the reconstruction and ultimately reclamation of personal and national history.

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Anita Wen-shin CHANG is an artist who works with various media forms, including film, digital video, photography, installation and the web. She was born to parents who immigrated to the U.S. from Taiwan in the 1960’s, fleeing a dictatorship. She grew up in Akron, Ohio and Massachusetts. CHANG received her BA in American Studies and English at Tufts University, an MFA in Cinema at San Francisco State University and her doctorate in Film and Digital Media from University of California at Santa Cruz.
San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival. Film Arts Festival of Independent Cinema. Women Make Waves Festival. New York International Asian American Film Festival. D.C. Asian Pacific American Film Festival. Roxbury Film Festival. Chicago Asian American Showcase. Women of Color Film Festival.
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