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AsiaLENS: Denise Ho – Becoming the Song/ Sue Williams

Event Type
Film Screening
Sponsor
Center for East Asian & Pacific Studies; Spurlock Museum of World Cultures
Date
Nov 9, 2021   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Sue Williams
Registration
Virtual Screening + Online Filmmaker Discussion
Contact
Yuchuan Shen
E-Mail
ycshen2@illinois.edu
Views
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About the Film

This film profiles the openly gay Hong Kong singer and human rights activist Denise Ho. Drawing on unprecedented, years-long access, the film explores her remarkable journey from commercial Cantopop superstar to outspoken political activist, an artist who has put her life and career on the line to support the determined struggle of Hong Kong citizens to maintain their identity and freedom.

 

About the Director
Sue Williams has produced and directed five critically acclaimed, feature documentaries about China for national PBS broadcast, including Frontline. Contemporary China features prominently in her most recent film, Death by Design. Sue also directed two highly praised biographies on Eleanor Roosevelt and Mary Pickford for the PBS series, American Experience. Her films have been broadcast in more than 25 countries and appeared in festivals around the world; they have won numerous awards, including the Cine Golden Eagle, two International Film & Video Festival Awards, Chris Awards and two Edgar Dale Awards for Best Screenwriting.

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