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Theresa Hak Kyung Cha: A Ble W AIL (Performance)Project status: in post-production

This film is about a Korean-born American artist who reimagined home as a dream space where she and her audience can connect, commune, and collaborate in storytelling. Told through an interweaving of voices, text and image, the film takes the audience on a journey of discovery of Cha’s art and in the process gain some insights about ourselves. Drawn from memories, artifacts and Cha’s imprint on others, the narrative traces Cha’s roots, rise and death, and her continuing influence as a creative pioneer who came of age during the transformative culture of 1970s.

On November 5, 1982, Cha is brutally murdered in New York City at the age of 31, the same week her acclaimed autobiographical novel DICTEE, is released. This film evokes a powerful female voice and brings to life a body of work that resists being silenced, engaging audiences and echoing over and over again through many voices.

This film is supported by Independent Filmmaker Labs and incubated in ‘Made in NY’ Media Center at IFP. Funding received from New York State Council on the Arts and individual donors.