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Title Sea in the blood [videorecording] / [produced,] written & directed by Richard Fung
Imprint San Francisco, Calif. : Center for Asian American Media, 2000
 Euro-Am Rm. 104  VV 616.152 Se112 2000    LIB USE ONLY  -  30500500036127
Descript 1 videodisc (26 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Note Editor, Carole Larsen ; camera, Richard Fung, Greg Woodbury ; music, Phil Strong, Laurel MacDonald
Interviewees, Rita Fung, Arlene Ngan, Tim McCaskell
"[Essayist and filmmaker Richard Fung's] personal documentary on living close to illness. Using old home movie footage from the '50s shot in Trinidad, England, and Canada, he traces his family's encounter with thalassemia ("sea in the blood" in Greek), a blood disease considered rare in Asians at the time. Sea in the blood seamlessly meshes this history with a trip Fung takes in 1977 from Europe to India during which he meets his partner, Tim. The death of his sister, Nan, from thalassemia occurred while he was away. The filmmaker examines his feelings about this loss and places it within the context of his partner Tim's life with HIV/AIDS"--Container
Closed captioned
Subject Fung, Richard
Critically ill -- Family relationships
Thalassemia -- Patients -- Family relationships
Thalassemia -- Psychological aspects
AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- Family relationships
AIDS (Disease) -- Psychological aspects
Films for the hearing impaired
Medical films (Motion pictures)
Feature films
Alt Author Fung, Richard
Fung, Rita
Ngan, Arlene
McCaskell, Tim, 1951-
Center for Asian American Media
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