Using the original 1989 radio docu-play as the sole soundtrack, "Mei Mei, A Daughter’s Song" is a cross-cultural film of a mother and daughter separated by language and culture, yet bound together for life.This is a 90 sec. clip from "Mei Mei." Written, directed and produced by Dmae Roberts and a project of MediaRites Productions.
See more info at: meimeiproject.com/
Directed by Dmae Roberts, Edited by T. Howard, Cinematography by Grant Abbett. Featured actor: Samantha Choy. Taiwanese Opera footage with permission by Rebecca Lin, Poetic Tapestry via YouTube. youtube.com/watch?v=aBO8bRQhhq4
In 1989, producer Dmae Roberts won a Peabody-award for her radio documentary, “Mei Mei, A Daughter’s Song”. It was the first Taiwanese-American radio documentary on public radio. 25 years later, she has created a half-hour film using the audio documentary “Mei Mei” as the sole soundtrack.
Mixing live action, animated effects and archival footage, “Mei Mei” tells the story of Dmae and her mother as they travel to Taiwan together after a long absence. This is the 25th anniversary of the original 1989 radio documentary. This project was funded by the Regional Art and Culture Council and Ronnie Lacroute of Willakenzie Estate and Indiegogo donors. Media sponsorship by KBOO.FM.