Sunday, 10/24, 7:00pm (Session VII)
(72 minutes) China/USA
Director/Producer: Freida Lee Mock
Sing China! offers a look behind-the-scenes at the Los Angeles Children's Choir, chronicling its groundbreaking tour of China. Following the chorus' sixty members, all between eleven and seventeen years old, Mock not only captures the excitement and drama of performance, but also paints a portrait of a changing China, one then on the cusp of hosting the 2008 Olympics. Internationally acclaimed, the Los Angeles Children's Chorus includes youth from over fifty diverse communities across Los Angeles and has traveled around the world, bringing its young ambassadors of American culture from Brazil to Australia. In the chorus' first trip to China, Mock captures the intimate moments of their rehearsals and performances, and also their interactions with host organizations and fellow Chinese singers.
Freida Lee Mock is an Academy Award-winning filmmaker, a director, producer and writer. Mock has received an Academy Award, five Academy Award nominations, two prime-time Emmy Awards, and three prime-time Emmy nominations. Her films range in stories and subjects from art, politics, history and ethics to penetrating biographies, and are characterized by freshness in ideas and an interest in saying something new. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Director's Guild of America, the National Asian American Telecommunications Association, Women in Film, the Writers Guild of America, the International Documentary Association and the Independent Feature Project. She is a governor of the documentary branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science and is the chair of its documentary executive committee.
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