Screening and Q&A with Director: FINDING KUKAN

Department: Film and Media Studies

Date and Time: May 1, 2017 | 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Event Location: Humanities Gateway 1070, McCormick Screening Room

Event Details

Film Screening of FINDING KUKAN (2016)
Q&A with Filmmaker ROBIN LUNG

Finding Kukan takes viewers on a 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.

The event is free and open to the public.
Please RSVP by April 30

Asian American Studies
Center for Asian Studies
East Asian Languages and Literatures
Film and Media Studies
Humanities Core
Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Documenting War
Access Asia
Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies

For more information, contact Prof. J. Wu (

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