Finding Kukan takes viewers on the personal journey by filmmaker Robin Lung to solve two historical mysteries. It is a search for the 1941 documentary Kukan, the first movie to receive an Oscar for documentary filmmaking. Set during the 1937 Japanese invasion of China, it is the only Oscar winning film missing from the Academy of Motion Pictures Archive. Simultaneously, Finding Kukan explores the co-creators of Kukan. Reporter/photojournalist Rey Scott received the Oscar, but Li-Ling Ai, the Chinese American female movie producer was overlooked by the Academy. Robin Lung has 16-years of experience as a documentary filmmaker and a commitment to bringing untold people of color and women’s stories to film.
Campus Map: https://communications.uci.edu/documents/pdf/UCI_16_map_campus.pdf (Humanities Gateway is Building 611)
Nearest Parking: Mesa Parking Structure (MPS, D-3) and Student Center Parking Structure (SCPS, C4-5)
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Co-sponsors: Illuminations, Department of Asian American Studies, Center for Asian Studies, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Department of Film and Media Studies, Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Documenting War, Access Asia, Department of History and Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies