Documentary filmmaker Kenneth Eng discusses his latest film, “My Life In China”. He talks about how making the film gave him a deeper respect for his father, a new understanding of the humanity of Chinatown residents, and a truer realization of Kenneth’s own identity. (Intro: Unwoke)
Kenneth Eng is a director, editor and executive producer. After graduating from Boston Latin School, Ken left for New York in 1994 to study film at the School of Visual Arts. In 2001, Ken directed and edited “Take Me to The River”, a feature length documentary about the Maha Kumbh Mela festival in India. “Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball”, his film about the famous Koshien Tournament in Japan was nationally broadcast on PBS as part of POV and continues to play in Japan on NHK-TV. In 2007, Ken was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship to launch “My Life In China”. Recently, he edited “Tested” for director Curtis Chin, and is currently developing projects on post-genocide reconciliation in Rwanda and the Critical Legal Studies movement at Harvard Law School.