Behold the Asian: How One Becomes What One Is

  • 15'
  • USA
  • 2000
This film interprets the last few days of a delusional Asian American man who escaped from a mental institution in San Francisco, walked to Death Valley and killed himself. This film is based on the last recordings of Zi Jian Tien, a visionary and a friend (1970-1996). James T. is a maker of short films, who collaborates frequently with Zukunftsmusik Production, a small artistic collective.
Director
James T. Hong
Premiere
International premiere
Country of production
USA
Production Year
2000
Festival Edition
IFFR 2001
Length
15'
Medium
16mm
Language
English
Producers
Zukunftsmusik Produktion, James T. Hong
Sales
James T. Hong
Editor
Gibbs Chapman