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ID represents “Yours Truly Miss Chinatown” documentary, for international sales
Montreal-based ID Communications acquires distribution rights to Asian-themed documentary
By: Martine Tremblay
Every year, two dozen women compete for the crown of Miss Los Angeles Chinatown, one of the oldest and best known ethnic pageants in the world. “Yours Truly, Miss Chinatown” uncovers the intimate stories of three young women who vie for the title Miss Los Angeles Chinatown, while struggling to navigate two cultures with conflicting values.
“Directed and produced by Daisy Lin, an Emmy-winning Producer at KNBC in Los Angeles, the film takes us into the mindset of young women in America of Asian descent, who often find themselves caught between the interests of traditional communities and modern life. This film has a decidedly international resonance and our worldwide client base of TV buyers should find it to their liking ” said ID’s principal, Dan Shannon.
“Miss Chinatown" pageants sprung up in the 1950s as a PR move to head off America's less-than-flattering Cold War impressions of the Chinese. But the weight of that job was put on the contestants, who were asked to hit a mysterious note that fell somewhere between the non-threatening traditions of Chinese modesty and the we're-so-modern 1950s American va-va-va-voom,”
“Yours Truly Miss Chinatown” showcases the fine line that sometimes exists between ‘being true to yourself’ and capitulation -- whether it is to outside forces such as community expectation or even inside forces, where questions of identity are being wrestled with by some young American women of Asian heritage. It’s a universal story of identification, these young women could be from any country, the same issues are being raised everywhere as different cultures come together,” says Mr. Shannon.
The film will be showcased in the New York City International Festival on Aug 16.
More information about the film and its director is available at www.yourstrulymisschinatown.com
About the Director
Daisy Lin is a filmmaker and Emmy award-winning producer at KNBC in Los Angeles. “Yours Truly Miss Chinatown” is her directorial debut documentary film.
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ID Communications inc. is a Montreal-based boutique film, television and web marketing company specialized in the area of international sales representation and distribution for film, TV, DVD and web-based properties.