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‘Finding Kukan’ Exclusive Trailer: The Untold Story of a Female Filmmaking Pioneer

9 November 2016 2:19 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

At a time when Hollywood has come particularly under fire for its lack of diversity behind the scenes or representational stories on screen, it’s important to note the untold stories of pioneers that paved the way for people today. Robin Lung’s new documentary “Finding Kukan” investigates the case of Li Ling-Ai, the uncredited female producer of “Kukan,” a landmark color film that revealed the atrocities of World War II China to American audiences, and was the first American documentary to receive an Oscar in 1942. Using rare and unseen archival footage, “Finding Kukan” examines why Ling-Ai remains unknown to the world. Watch the exclusive trailer for the film below and check out the poster as well.

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Lung made her directorial debut in 2008 with “Washington Place: Hawai‘i’s First Home,” a 30-minute »

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