Director Ali Kazimi has been rescuing orphaned home movies that had been left to decay over decades. One found collection revealed the lives of the Fungs – a middle-class Chinese-American family – from the years of the Great Depression to post-war America. Searching out the Fungs’ surviving descendants, Kazimi crafted a touching memoir that weaves a “rich tapestry” of history and emotion. As the Fungs watch the films and witness youthful images once thought lost, a profoundly different perspective on a Midwest family ofcolour graciously takes form.
“A gorgeous, multi-layered document not just about the extended Fung family, but also about immigration, integration, racism in pre- and postwar America and economic opportunities.” – Now Magazine