Documentarian Vanessa Hope’s first full-length feature focuses on the complex relationship between the United States and China, effectively combining both very personal stories and a broader look at international relations in general.
“All Eyes and Ears” combines stories involving the U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, his adopted Chinese daughter Gracie Mei, and blind legal advocate Chen Guangcheng, to create a smart (and very timely) exploration into a relationship between super powers that has always come with its own complications. The film debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival last year.
The film follows Huntsman and his family during his tenure as ambassador (2009 – 2011, a tenure he ended so that he could in the 2012 presidential race) while also following Chen Guangcheng’s journey from being under house arrest to his highly publicized asylum at the U.S. Embassy, with a special emphasis on presenting the activist’s thoughts on China’s ambitions as an emergent world power.
In our exclusive clip from “All Eyes and Ears,” President Obama appoints Huntsman to his new post and the politician embarks on new job, with some understandable trepidation. Check it out below.
“All Eyes and Ears” will be available on VOD on Tuesday, December 6. You can find out more about the film — including how to host your own screening — at its official website.