Languages Archives: Cantonese

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Chef Ethan Lim and his mother work in the kitchen together.

Ethan Lim: Cambodian Futures [short film]

  Dustin Nakao-Haider

  United States     17 minutes


A finely observed portrait of celebrated Chicago chef Ethan Lim as he develops his restaurant, Hermosa, this short doc touches on issues of family, culinary culture, and displacement due to war. Born into  a refugee camp and brought to the US at a young age as his family fled the Khmer Rouge’s violent coup in Cambodia, Lim crafts dishes that feature authentic Cambodian flavors, imagining how the country’s cuisine might have developed had it not been interrupted by civil war.

This film screens as part of the Shorts 1: City & State – Revelations program.


 Cantonese, English, Khmer with subtitles

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Chen Uen

  Wan-Jo Wang

  Taiwan      2020    


One of the most celebrated and influential comic book artists in all of Asia, Chen Uen drew influence from Chinese ink and western-style painting, wuxia films, and the world around him. He crafted a signature style, one that he adapted across art forms including video games and puppet shows. A series of emotional interviews are combined with a stunning visual showcase of his work to present an intimate portrait of a monumental talent, his evolution across different media, and his enduring legacy.

 Cantonese, Mandarin, Taiwanese with subtitles 
  130 minutes

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In-person post-screening discussion with Professor Wenhwa Ts’ao, Columbia College Chicago.

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My Life as McDull

McDull and his mother may be animated pigs, but their lives are those of working class Hong Kong residents. The film is a charming, involving picture that epitomizes the irrepressible and happy-go-lucky spirit of Hong Kong.

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