Directed by Canadian filmmaker Morgan Kroon, this world premiere screening is about bi-cultural life and the sense of disconnect. Dede is a 19-year-old Chinese-Canadian who has spent most of her life in Toronto, 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 sifting through family relics. This event features a catered reception with the filmmaker. Sponsored by Penn Cinema Studies, Penn Center for East Asian Studies, Philadelphia Asian American Film and Filmmakers, and Asian American Studies. Speakers:  Morgan Kroon, filmmaker, with Chi-Ming Yang, Penn Cinema Studies

The Penn Museum’s ninth annual *Second Sunday Culture Film Series, offered October through March is held in collaboration with the Wolf Humanities Center's 2019-2020 Forum on Kinship. Created by indigenous filmmakers from different countries, this year’s Culture Film Series shares perspectives about “family”—from their own places in the world—and how defining “what makes a family” varies in the eye of the beholder. A facilitated discussion follows each film screening at 2:00 pm. Included with Museum admission. Free for Museum members, PennCard holders, U.S. active duty/reservist military personnel, and veterans.


  • Occurred Sunday, October 13th, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


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