• Directed By: Dmae Roberts
  • USA / 6 min
  • Screening: Friday, March 7, 2014 at 6:45 PM
  • Plays with La Valle'e des Larms (The Valley of Tears)
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  • Location: Hollywood Theatre


MEI MEI_1_2014


A short film adapted from Dmae Roberts’ radio documentary ‘Mei Mei, A Daughter’s Song” first heard on NPR in 1989. Using the original radio piece as a soundtrack, the film mixes dramatized and archival footage, historical photographs and illustrations to tell the story of Dmae asking her mom, Chu-Yin Roberts about her childhood in Taiwan when she was sold as a child during WWII, suffering abuse, starvation and how she was saved by a female Buddha. This is the first film of a larger half-hour film adaption of the award-winning radio piece. Director Dmae Roberts in attendance!