My father fled the Cultural Revolution in 1966. After risking his life to get to America, he started our family in Boston. But when his restaurant went bankrupt and my mom got sick, he began to feel like he’d failed at the American Dream.
A story of migration is passed down from father to son, as we retrace the precarious steps he took in search of a better life. Ultimately asking the question, what does it mean to be both Chinese and American?
Welcome to the Film Synopsis page for My Life In China, a Chinese American Documentary directed by Kenneth Eng. An expression of artistic personal filmmaking, the film begs the question: What does it mean to be both Chinese and American?