Remembering Wei Yi-Fang, Remembering Myself
Doc Films, Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St.
Monday, April 25, 2022 at 7pm
Presented by Doc Films at the University of Chicago, South Side Projections, and Arts + Public Life.
Introduced by Yvonne Welbon.
Part of “An Open Window: Black Women Directors across the Diaspora” curated by Erisa Apantaku and J. Michael Eugenio.
In Remembering Wei Yi-fang, Remembering Myself (1995, 29 min.), Chicago-born filmmaker Yvonne Welbon’s inventive exploration of ancestral lineage, Welbon contrasts her grandmother’s experience of racism migrating from Honduras to South Dakota with her own years living in Taiwan. Camille Billops and James Hatch’s Finding Christa (1991, 55 min.) explores family history and the process of giving her child up for adoption through family photos, home videos, brutally honest interviews with family, and surreal interludes.