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Title My mother thought she was Audrey Hepburn / produced by Sharon Jue
Published New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 1992
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (18 min.)
Summary In this funny and sometimes irreverent journey through San Francisco's Chinatown, Suzanne comes to terms with her own ethnic identity. This film is a personal statement about growing up Asian-American in a white society. Suzanne was brought up "not to be Chinese." All traces of her family's Chinese culture and traditions were to be left in China. Her mother was proud to dress like Audrey Hepburn or Jackie Kennedy, thinking she had attained the American dream if she modeled herself after them. Though she never became an active member of white society, she unwittingly fostered a "Chinese self-hatred" in her daughter.The film suggests that racial stereotypes are imprisoning whether the minority person rebels against them or conforms. Thus Suzanne, after mindlessly alternating between a series of different self images, goes full circle, accepting, at last, her ethnic heritage
Notes Originally released as DVD
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Audience For High School; College; Adult audiences
Notes This edition in English
Asian Pacific American International Film Festival, 1991
Association for Asian Studies Conference, 1992
Subject Assimilation (Sociology)
Chinese American women -- Ethnic identity.
Stereotypes (Social psychology)
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Jue, Sharon.