Inspired by the life of Bessie M. Lee (1894 – 1955), who, after migrating to New York City, spent two years in indentured servitude, Light is a film in which dance, memory, music and poetry collide in a visual and aural landscape; a meditation on women being propelled into the unknown by courage and faith to risk their lives and everything they have for freedom.
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United States | 2017 | 57 min | Director: Tatsu Aoki
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Lead Dancers Marina Fukushima, Yukihiko Noda, Wei-Shan Lai, Lynn Huang, Yi-Ting Hsu, Chin-Chin Hsu, Juliet Ante, Olivia Ting, Sebastian Grubb, Kara Davis | Producer Lenora Lee | Production Company Lenora Lee Productions, LLC, Innocent Eyes and Lenses Films, and Asian Improv aRts powered by Asian Improv Nation | Composer Francis Wong & Tatsu Aoki | Poetry & Voiceover Genny Lim | Cinematography Tatsu Aoki, Zhuoyun Chen, Joshua Chuck, Ben Estabrook, Eric Koziol, Heath Orchard, Joel Wanek
Without Reason (Bala Sabab)(France, 2015) 10:44
Director: Emma Humphris
Choreographer: Mohammed Khansa, Emma Humphris
View Trailer A Lebanese inmate travels through his memory from his cell, repeating the steps and actions that led to this detention; a tragic and lonely dance that will transform his identity and his life forever.