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THCFF 17: Nang by Nang / A Focus on Richard Fung
Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 3:00 PM
Nang lives in a suburban bungalow outside Albuquerque, New Mexico, but she was born 93 years ago in the village of Basse Terre in Trinidad and Tobago...
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Nang lives in a suburban bungalow outside Albuquerque, New Mexico, but she was born 93 years ago in the village of Basse Terre in Trinidad and Tobago. Growing up illegitimate and mixed race in a conservative time and place, Nang is a survivor. She left her first husband because he cheated on her. In her twenties, she went to work in the Orinoco delta in Venezuela, and saved enough to buy her first house. Without having trained as a dancer, she performed with Tony Award-winning actor and director Geoffrey Holder, and was his first photographic model. She started university in New York in her 40s. In this documentary, Richard and Nang, first cousins, get to know each other in New Mexico and Trinidad.

 

Nang by Nang will be preceded by two of Fung’s prior films, My Mother’s Place & Sea in the Blood.

 

Director Richard Fung will be in attendance for a Q&A.