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My Life in China

  • 8 10
  • 2022
  • 81min

Have you ever thought about how you got here? We really are what our parents did for us. In this film, a son and father who migrated from China to the United States reminisce together about their migration story.


OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Florida Film Festival/ San Diego Asian Film Festival/ Arpa Film Festival

My Life In China. A son and father rediscovering their roots

The father of filmmaker Kenneth Eng fled the Cultural Revolution in 1966. After risking his life to get to America, he started his family in Boston. But when his restaurant went bankrupt and Eng's mother got sick, he began to feel like he’d failed at the American Dream. 

This documentary is a story of migration passed down from father to son, as they retrace the precarious steps he took in search of a better life. Ultimately asking the question, what does it mean to be both Chinese and American?

Kenneth Eng
Kenneth Eng Director

Production Companies

Ken Eng Film LLC

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