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Arthur Dong
Producer: DeepFocus Productions
1983
BW
14 minutes
 
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Sewing Woman

This intimate document of Dong's mother's life is essential viewing for those who want to understand more about Asian women who immigrated to the U.S. from China. Through home movies, family snapshots, and rare archival footage, it weaves a loving tapestry of his mother's efforts to build a new life in America. "I'm just a sewing woman," says Zem Ping Dong. But as a Chinatown garment worker, she single-handedly brought her entire extended family to America in an era of tight immigration quotas. SEWING WOMAN earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Short Documentary in 1984.

Reviews
"An example of the strength of the human spirit."
- Ben Harrison, School Library Journal


Awards
  • Academy Award Nominee, Best Short Documentary, 1983
  • Best Social Studies Film, National Educational Media Network, 1983

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