Friday, March 07, 2008

come along!

ASIA SOCIETY
presents

as part of its CHINESE NEW YEAR Series


Chinese Restaurants: Beyond Frontiers


by Cheuk Kwan, Director


Followed by Q&A with Ajay Noronha, Cinematographer


Thursday, 13 March 2008. 6.30 pm


National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) Auditorium, 2nd Floor, NGMA,

Sir Cowasji Jehangir Public Hall, M G Road, (diagonally opposite Regal Cinema), Mumbai 400032

Telephone: 022-22881970


Film screening at 6.30 pm, followed by Discussion



Chinese Restaurants: Beyond Frontiers tells the story of the Chinese Diaspora through its most recognizable and enduring icon - the family-run Chinese restaurant. Filmmaker Cheuk Kwan travels across the world and comes face to face with Chinese communities who have transcended geographical, political, and social frontiers. Together, these community and personal histories illustrate the wider story of Chinese migration and settlement and celebrate the resilience and complexity of the Chinese Diaspora. They highlight the fluidity and highly personal nature of identity, and the struggle of ethnic minorities to break through cultural and racial boundaries. Cheuk Kwan was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. After earning his master’s degree in systems engineering in the U.S., he immigrated to Canada in 1976 where he embarked upon a successful career in information technology. Following a film workshop at New York University in 1998, he established his own production company, Tissa Films, which has produced the Chinese Restaurant series of documentaries.

3 comments:

Deepshikha said...

Wah sir jee.. I would have for sure come only if I was in town :( ... Anyway, have fun..

ajay noronha said...

chal aaja jaldi ab!

Jyoti said...

Hi, my name's Jyoti. I had saved the Mid-Day article about the film as I couldn't make it and traced you to your blog (wonders of technology!). If you do have another screening, I would love to be informed. And if you are leading a Chinese food appreciation course, sign me up because I so love the food at Ling's... :)