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THE LEAF
(4 min) US


WEDNESDAY 10/27, 6:30 PM (SESSION 15)

Director/Producer: Will Zang

Description:

It is a personal, poetic, documentary about director Will J. Zang’s experience as both a filmmaker and a gay immigrant during this pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic changed and destroyed everything in daily life, including filmmaking. Jobs in the art and film communities, may not be available for months or years. Will is part of the San Francisco’s filmmaking community and is experiencing this dilemma. As an immigrant from China, he struggles financially as a filmmaker in the U.S. At the same time, he is uncertain about whether he could be his true authentic self, a gay man if he moves back to China. However, in the U.S., he faces the uprising of racism against immigrants, especially Asians. The film is composed of footage of San Francisco during the pandemic with voice-overs from news clips as well as friends in China to express the filmmaker’s depression.

Biography:

Will Zang started exploring his filmmaking career in the US in 2013, while he was attending the film program at the San Francisco Art Institute. He explores American popular culture in his filmmaking and often LGBTQ themes. He produced and directed the short documentary film Dress Up Like Mrs. Doubtfire. The film has been shown at film festivals internationally, including Frameline Film Festival, Inside out Toronto Film Festival, and BFI Flare Film Festival. It proudly won the Audience Award at the Tampa Bay Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.

Contact Information:

e: Willzangpictures@gmail.com



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