Bruce Takes Dragon Town

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Bruce Takes Dragon Town

Emily Chao
USA/Taiwan, 2015
Shortfilms, 14min, OF

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Bruce Takes Dragon Town

Emily Chao
USA/Taiwan, 2015
Shortfilms, 14min, OF

Screenplay: 
Emily Chao
Sound: 
Dimitri Zadorozhny
Christina C Nguyen
Camera: 
Emily Chao
Editor: 
Emily Chao
Composer: 
Joshua Gen Solondz

Production: 
Emily Chao
World Sales: 
Emily Chao
Format: 
DCP
Color

Upon discovering her uncle’s lost kung fu film, Emily Chao travels to Taiwan during Ghost Month to uncover his past. During her stay she is confronted by her family’s history of displacement. From an outdoor 35mm film screening for the ghosts to an abandoned utopian pod village, she searches for remnants of home. BRUCE TAKES DRAGON TOWN is a meditation on the experience of displacement as a form of historical disembodiment. Lost souls are immortalized through cinema.

In the presence of Emily Chao

Mit SANTA TERESA & OTRAS HISTORIAS