Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur
Sixty-year-old Chinese-American artist Kit-Yin Snyder makes her directorial debut with the half-hour essay film Double Exposure, partially sponsored by Women Make Movies, Inc. Using a first-personal narration, Snyder discusses her own experiences as a Chinese woman living in the United States. She uses experimental superimpositions, archival photographs, and other stylistic elements to explore her personal history. Due to a painful condition in her hands, Snyder has recently switched from sculpture to digital media projects. Double Exposure was shown at the Tribecca Film Festival and the Asian American International Film Festival before its television broadcast premiere on PBS as part of the Independent Lens series.
China, Chinese-American, cultural-identity, custom [habit or practice], Hong-Kong, immigrant, metaphor, observations, photography, reflection [thought], tranquility, turbulence, values