My Life in China

America ReFramed Season 4
  • Feature Film
  • 2016
  • 70 Mins

An unvarnished portrait of the life and memories of a stoic and reticent man committed to his family, My Life in China retraces the perilous steps filmmaker Kenneth Eng's father chanced in search of a better life. Exploring themes of home, exile, and belonging, the film is a story about promise, purpose, and living life without regrets.

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Film Credits

  • Ehren Parks Writer, Producer
  • Kenneth Eng Directorkokoyakyu-kenneth-eng-85x85.jpg

Critical Acclaim

Exile is strangely compelling to think about but terrible to experience. It is the unsealable rift forced between a human being and a native place, between the self and its true home: its essential sadness can never be surmounted.

Edward Said, Reflections in Exile