Dede, I Brought You Back

Sunday, 13 October 2019 - 2:00pm

Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

Dede, I Brought You Back

Penn Museum Second Sunday Culture Films

This year's Penn Museum's Second Sunday Culture Films, The Family Tree, explore family, ancestry, and connections as they take on different shapes and meanings, depending on geography, heritage, and culture. In what ways do values of the “family tree” manifest? And how do their common traits surprise and humble us?

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Dede, I Brought You Back
(dir. Morgan Kroon, 2018, China/Canada, 59 min.)

This world premiere screening of Dede I Brought You Back (2018) showcases a special story about bi-cultural life and the sense of disconnect that inevitably follows. Dede is a 19-year-old first-generation Chinese-Canadian. She’s spent most of her life in Toronto, Canada, but her mom, LiuYe, brings her back to the small village in China where Dede’s grandparents were born. Together, they wrestle with the question, “What is my duty to family and legacy,” while they sift through family relics and visit ancestral graves.

Remarks by Chi-Ming Yang (Penn Cinema Studies) and conversation with the director following the film.

With support from the Asian American Studies Program, the Center for East Asian Studies, the Cinema and Media Studies Program, the Wolf Humanities Center, and the Philadelphia Asian American Film and Filmmakers.

 

Detail: Dede, I Brought You Back 

Films are free with museum admission.
Pre-registration is not required.


ALL FILMS IN "THE FAMILY TREE" SERIES

October 13, 2019
Dede, I Brought You Back

November 10, 2019
We Don’t Need a Map

January 12, 2020
Y in Vyborg

February 9, 2020
Keeping Up with the Kandasamys 

March 8, 2020
Deaf Child

 

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