Part memoir, part history, part investigation, CHINESE COUPLETS spans two centuries, three countries and four generations of women in an intimate story that reveals the impact of America’s Chinese Exclusion era on the filmmaker's family. This highly personal, magical journey is a story about family and identity, mothers and daughters, being immigrant and being American.
About the Speaker
Felicia Lowe is an independent filmmaker with 40 years of production experience. She received an EMMY for Best Cultural Documentary for Chinatown: The Hidden Cities of San Francisco. Carved in Silence, her documentary about the experiences of Chinese immigrants detained on Angel Island Immigration Station has become a classic and is used in classrooms across the country. China: Land of My Father documents Lowe's 1979 trip to China to meet her paternal grandmother. All her documentaries have been broadcast on PBS.