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The Resource 62 years and 6500 miles between, a film by Anita Wen-Shin Chang

62 years and 6500 miles between, a film by Anita Wen-Shin Chang

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62 years and 6500 miles between
Title
62 years and 6500 miles between
Statement of responsibility
a film by Anita Wen-Shin Chang
Contributor
Production company
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Amidst the political upheavals of a nation and the world, the filmmaker navigates cultural, geographical and linguistic distances in search of wisdom and hope from her 100 year-old Taiwanese activist grandmother (Ama). Artist Statement. 62 YEARS AND 6,500 MILES BETWEEN explores the discovery of my grandmother’s political sensibility just prior to her entering a full-care facility through the intimate details remembered by those closely associated with her, her award-winning autobiographical essay which was published in 1994 by the Taipei Women’s Rights Organization, and my own memories. As the film progresses, we hear history being told from various perspectives. Eventually, twists and turns develop along the way - the expectation that the camera is a reliable witness, or that the translation is accurate, the many facts that Ama left out of her biography, or that the biography was even written by Ama.The film reworks the documentary form with its own set of expectations, while investigating historical, social and political phenomena via the personal. This film specifically examines how a postcolonial people negotiate the memory and translation essential to the reconstruction and ultimately reclamation of a personal and national history. Translation and memory are the means by which we construct the past, yet both of these are delicate. For example, while emphasizing testimonials in light of an official history, I use images of contemporary Taiwan, instead of archival footage — reflecting how a postcolonial people can sometimes only reimagine their past. Finally, in the telling of this history perhaps the film will spark dialogue about the nonfiction canon that is deeply driven by our desire to represent history - revisted or as a moment in time; a memory - however vivid or fleeting; and truth - whether perceived or felt
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
In English and Mandarin with English subtitles
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Chang, Anita,
  • Center for Asian American Media
Runtime
54
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chen, Ong Shi-Shia
  • Chang, Anita
  • Taiwan
Target audience
adult
Label
62 years and 6500 miles between, a film by Anita Wen-Shin Chang
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Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed December 01, 2017)
Control code
ASP3343781/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (54 minutes)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)1022758537
Video recording format
other
Label
62 years and 6500 miles between, a film by Anita Wen-Shin Chang
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed December 01, 2017)
Control code
ASP3343781/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (54 minutes)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)1022758537
Video recording format
other

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