Finding Kukan

America ReFramed Season 6
  • Feature Film
  • 2018
  • 60 Mins

Filmmaker Robin Lung documents her 7-year journey to uncover the efforts of Li Ling-Ai, the visionary but uncredited producer of Kukan. Lung discovers a damaged film print of Kukan, and pieces together the untold tale of the two renegades behind its making — Li Ling-Ai and Rey Scott. A landmark film, Kukan showcased China’s resistance to Japanese occupation during World War II, and was the first American feature documentary to receive an Academy Award® in 1942.

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Film Credits

  • Robin Lung director

Critical Acclaim

Finding Kukan demonstrates that re-discovering forgotten history can yield treasures as valuable as gold or jewels.

Peter Wong, Beyond Chron