Expected to Attend: Robin Lung; editor/producer Shirley Thompson; 11/15 Screening Only - subjects Mark Scott (son of Rey Scott) and Michelle Scott (granddaughter of Rey Scott)

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Kukan (1941), one of the first documentaries honored with an Academy Award®, was long considered lost. A chronicle of Chinese resistance to Japanese aggression, the project was credited to Rey Scott, an adventurer who had never before made a film. When Hawaiian filmmaker Robin Lung learns that a driving force behind Kukan was Li Ling-Ai, a Chinese-American Hawaiian woman all but erased from its history, she begins investigating the film and its mysterious production, leading to unanticipated discoveries.


Behind the Scenes


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Director: Robin Lung
Producer: Robin Lung, Shirley Thompson
Cinematographer: Frank Ayala, Stanford Chang, Ron Darby, Ann Kaneko, Andrew Truong
Editor: Shirley Thompson
Music: Miriam Cutler
Running Time: 75
Language: English, Mandarin
Country: USA
Year: 2016