http://www.baaff.org/ama.html Online event
Boston, MA 02110
Festivals & Fairs, Film, History, Virtual & Streaming
A Letter to A'ma
Directed by Hui-Ling CHEN
$10 | 105 Minutes
In Chinese & Japanese with English subtitles
Sat, Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm – Sun, Oct 24 @ 10:00 pm
Viewing of this video is available only to those in New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT).
An art teacher returns to her childhood home to mourn the passing of her grandmother. As she pieces together the fragmented memories of her youth she finds herself coming face-to-face with the problematic issue of her country’s fractured history.
Through an artistic duty that this teacher gives to students, a performance art process that has lasted for more than 10 years, a representational portrait of the island’s collective memory begins to emerge; and in so doing, these young artists have initiated a process by which Taiwan, an island forgotten by the world and in the midst of forgetting itself, can now remember itself and construct a new postcolonial identity through art.
Q&A with filmmaker to follow.