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Diaspora Beyond Chinatown: Short Films by Luka Yuanyuan YANG


Followed by a talk with Luka Yuanyuan YANG

相爱的柯比与史蒂芬 (Coby And Stephen Are In Love)
Luka Yuanyuan YANG, Carlo NASISSE, United States, Mainland China 2019, 31 min. English with Chinese subtitles

上海来的女士 (The Lady From Shanghai)
Luka Yuanyuan YANG, Mainland China 2019, 16 min. Chinese and English with Chinese and English subtitles
German Premiere

中国城轶事 (Tales Of Chinatown)
Luka Yuanyuan YANG, Mainland China 2019, 19 min. English with Chinese subtitles
German Premiere

勿街粤曲 (Cantonese Tunes On Mott Street)
Luka Yuanyuan YANG, Mainland China 2022, 16 min. Chinese and English with Chinese and English subtitles
European Premiere

美国亲戚 (American Relative)
Luka Yuanyuan YANG, Mainland China 2022, 26 min. English with Chinese and English subtitles
European Premiere

During her research on 20th-century Chinese immigrant women in show business which led to encounters with a group of elderly Chinese-American women, Luka Yuanyuan Yang discovered the hidden history of nightclubs and Cantonese opera theaters in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Inspired by their remarkable stories, she created a series of short films, each portraying the legendary lives of these women. Skillfully weaving archival footage with oral histories, these shorts vividly bring to life their personal narratives, enriching our understanding of Asian American cultural history. (HL)

Luka Yuanyuan YANG, born 1989 in Beijing, is a visual artist and filmmaker. Her works weave documentary and archival materials into diverse mediums like film, photography, artist books, installations, and performances, often exploring themes of identity, migration, and memory.

TALES OF CHINATOWN, Luka Yuanyuan YANG