Chasing the Dream: The New Chinese in America will premiere at the 5th annual Asian World Film Festival at the Arclight Cinema in Downtown Culver City on Tuesday, November 12.
The documentary, directed by Harrison Engle, tells of a number of Chinese men and women who came to the U.S. with nothing but a dream. They have all built successful and creative lives in their chosen professions, be it as an entrepreneur and opera star, businessman and pilot, businesswoman and traditional embroiderer, art photographer, and even a space scientist.
Featured in the doc are Shao Kuang Ting, Mai Sui, Charlie Zhang, Wei Chen, Yanyu Zhou, Dr. Yutao He, Steven Yang, Ning Zhou and Lisa Li. The film is narrated by Peter Coyote.
Several Chinese and American successful entrepreneurs and celebrities will attend, including famed Tiawanese actress GUA AH-LEH.
Director/producer Harrison Engle, who has made more than 80 films, says, “Our film shows the extraordinary contributions made by new generations of immigrants to America.” Executive producer Susan Shu Wang, president of the Chinese American Culture Exchange Association says, “CACEA is a place where new Chinese and Americans can exchange ideas. We hope to make the world a better place together.” Yanyu Zhou, co-Executive Producer, adds, “We want to show Americans some of the great cultural traditions of China such as fine embroidery.” Renowned TV host Joey Zhou is Associate Producer of the film. (www.caceaus.com) (www.harrisonengle.com)
The red carpet will open at 5 pm with the screening starting at 6 pm. This will be followed by a reception at nearby Kitchen 51.
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