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The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam [videorecording]

written & directed by Ann Marie Fleming ; produced by Ann Marie Fleming in co-production with Svend-Erik Eriksen for the National Film Board of Canada ; Global Mechanic
Format
Video; VHS
Summary
A documentary about the life of the filmmaker's great-grandfather, a Chinese acrobat and magician who had a very successful vaudeville act that travelled all over the world. Examines how Long Tack Sam overcame isolation, poverty, cultural and linguistic barriers, and racism to succeed as an international entertainer. However, he refused to appear in motion pictures because of the negative portrayals of Chinese people. Includes interviews with family, friends, and associates, interwoven with archival material, and animated recreations.
Director
Ann Marie Fleming
Performers
Narrator: Ann Marie Fleming.
Release Date
2003
Run Time
90 min.
Language
Closed-captioned. A decoder is required
Notes
Videocassette release of a 2003 production.
Credits
Editors, Ann Marie Fleming, Ileana Pietrobruno ; music composer, Patric Caird.
Published
[Montreal, Quebec] : National Film Board of Canada, c2003.
Publisher no.
C9103 079 National Film Board of Canada
Related Resources
Internet Movie Database Summary and Reviews
Description
1 videocassette (90 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 1/2 in.
VHS format [NTSC]
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