Join filmmaker Alvin Tsang for an inside look into the creative development of his current work-in-progress, When Home is Elsewhere. Despite the COVID-19 disruption, Tsang pushed forward into post-production, taking this opportune moment of quarantine to further research and reflect on the colonial experiences of the past and today’s ongoing international displacement of people by wars and local xenophobic violence.
Tsang will share scenes and, with the film’s co-producer and artist Siyan Wong discuss the making of a film that goes well beyond the experience of one man’s lifelong search for a home. Tsang’s 75-year-old father was a pre-teen orphan, a refugee from Vietnam to Hong Kong, an immigrant who moved his family to the United States, and a divorcee. By working with personal archives on this film, Tsang connects the more personal human experience to bigger issues of family, migration, community, and war that many from around the world experience today. His artistic goal for this film is to inspire reflections on the past and positive changes happening now, stimulating imagination for what the future could be.
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When Home is Elsewhere is sponsored by New York Foundation for the Arts and is supported by the Queens Council on the Arts.
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