Finding Kukan
Uncovering the Story of An Asian-American Female Producer from the 1940's

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Kristin

In addition to being a great story, this is an excellent resource for exploring the absences and gaps of official film history, especially with respect to the contributions of women, and minority diasporic women in particular. It also probes the relationship of the filmmaker with the subject ...Read more

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Samantha

What a wonderful film! I loved the interludes of the actors dancing and playing out scenes in the shadows as well as all of the wonderful archival footage. Lung definitely did her homework. It's amazing how many stories get erased, especially if those stories don't adhere to the dominant ...Read more

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newday

Thanks, Sam. Women's history is especially vulnerable to erasure since women's lives are traditionally not well-documented. Li Ling-Ai insisted and persisted in telling her own story while she was alive. That's one of the only reasons why I was able to make this film. I also learned that ...Read more

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J. S.

Showing the truth requires responsibility and dedication; telling the truth is a duty. Finding Kukan is an incredible chronicle of one woman’s commitment to showing a story of war atrocities and another woman’s commitment to telling that story. J. Cardenas, Hawaii Pacific University

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Robin Lung

Thanks for your comment, J.S. I worked on FINDING KUKAN for eight years. I started the project as a way to bring greater visibility to an inspirational Asian American woman – the kind of woman I longed to see more of in mainstream media. But I grew to realize that the missing faces of ...Read more

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