Special Screening of Nanfu Wang’s Acclaimed Film IN THE SAME BREATH at Museum of Tolerance – Los Angeles-Q&A to Follow – Thur., Dec. 2 at 7pm
A Film by Nanfu Wang
Produced by Jialing Zhang, Julie Goldman, Christopher Clements, and Carolyn Hepburn
Thursday, December 2nd
Museum of Tolerance
9786 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
Hosted by Kristin Feeley and Laura Nix
Q&A with Director Nanfu Wang, andProducers Julie Goldman, Christopher Clements, and Carolyn Hepburn
Moderated by Matt Carey, Deadline Hollywood
Museum of Tolerance requires Covid-19 vaccination or negative test within 48 hours. Masks required.
About the Film IN THE SAME BREATH
IN THE SAME BREATH, directed by Nanfu Wang (“One Child Nation”), recounts the origin and spread of the novel coronavirus from the earliest days of the outbreak in Wuhan to its rampage across the United States. In a deeply personal approach, Wang, who was born in China and now lives in the United States, explores the parallel campaigns of misinformation waged by leadership and the devastating impact on citizens of both countries. Emotional first-hand accounts and startling, on-the-ground footage weave a revelatory picture of cover-ups and misinformation while also highlighting the strength and resilience of the healthcare workers, activists and family members who risked everything to communicate the truth.
About the Filmmaker Nanfu Wang
Nanfu Wang is an award-winning Chinese filmmaker based in the U.S. Her feature documentaries include Hooligan Sparrow (Sundance 2016), I Am Another You (SXSW 2017, Special Jury Prize winner), and One Child Nation (Sundance 2019, Grand Jury Prize Winner). Wang was awarded the 2020 MacArthur Genius Grant. She has received four Emmy nominations and was shortlisted for two Academy Awards for her films and is a recipient of the Independent Spirit Award, the Peabody Award, the George Polk Award, Cinema Eye Honor awards, and an IDA award. In her films, Wang creates intimate character studies that examine the impact of authoritarian governance, corruption, and lack of accountability on the lives of individuals and the well-being of communities. With the rigor of an investigative journalist and immersive, emotionally powerful storytelling, Wang interrogates notions of responsibility and freedom, particularly amid the repressive state mandates in her native China. Originally from a remote village in China, Wang overcame poverty and a lack of access to formal education and eventually earned three Master’s degrees from Shanghai University (M.A. in English Literature), Ohio University (M.A. in Media Studies), and New York University (M.A. in Documentary Filmmaking). She teaches cinematography and editing at New York University.
Winner – Directing Award – 2021 DOC NYC Short List
Nominee – International Documentary Association – Best Documentary Feature
Three Cinema Eye Honors Nominations Including Outstanding Direction
**OPENING DAY FILM – PREMIERES – SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2021**
**WINNER – FESTIVAL FAVORITES AUDIENCE AWARD – SXSW 2021**
**OPENING NIGHT – MOMA DOC FORTNIGHT 2021**
**OFFICIAL SELECTION – SFFILM FESTIVAL 2021**
**OFFICIAL SELECTION – FULL FRAME FILM FESTIVAL 2021**
**OFFICIAL SELECTION – HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH FILM FESTIVAL 2021**
**OFFICIAL SELECTION – DOC NYC SHORT LIST 2021**
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