New Trailer for FINDING KUKAN12:30 AM
Filmmaker Robin Lung investigates the case of Li Ling-Ai, the un-credited female producer of "KUKAN," a landmark color film that revealed the atrocities of World War II China to American audiences. "KUKAN" has the rare honor of being the first ever American feature documentary to receive an Academy Award® in 1942.
Lost for decades, Lung discovers a badly damaged film print of "KUKAN," and pieces together the never before told inspirational tale of the two renegades behind the making of it -- Li Ling-Ai and cameraman Rey Scott.
"FINDING KUKAN" uses rare and unseen archival footage to create an unforgettable portrait of a female filmmaking pioneer, and sheds light on the long history of racial and gender discrimination behind the camera, which continues to reverberate in Hollywood today.