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Project of the Day: 'My Life in China' is a Personal Doc about the Rural Side of the Nation

By Indiewire | Indiewire August 22, 2012 at 12:59PM

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.
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"My Life in China"
"My Life in China"

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

"My Life in China"

Tweetable Logline:

"My Life In China" is a personal film that takes viewers on a journey to rural China where an emotional revelation takes place.
 

Elevator Pitch:

"My Life In China" is a film that all Americans can relate to. In America, everyone has a family story of immigration.

My father would always tell us the story about how he walked for 7 days and 6 nights, before swimming for 4 hours to Macau to escape communism in 1966. His story would always fall on my deaf ears as a teenager, but as an adult, I'm finally beginning to understand his sacrifice.

"My Life In China" is a personal film that retraces that epic journey back to rural Taishan, China where a profound revelation happens.

Production Team:

Director/Editor: Kenneth Eng
Producer: Melanie Blair
Director of Photography: Jack Lam

About the Production:

"As I get older, my quest to fit in has been replaced by my desire to rediscover my origins.  During my entire childhood, I couldn't comprehend the magnitude of my father's story of immigration. It's only now that I'm beginning to understand his selfless act. And for that, I'm forever grateful.  The purpose of this film project is to reach as many people as possible with the hopes of inspiring them to think about their own family story." -- Kenneth Eng

Current Status:

Post-production.

For more information and to support this project:

Kickstarter Page

Facebook Page
 

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