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Performer/writer, Anna Yen, in seeking to understand a family tragedy, unravels stories about her grandmother, her mother and herself. The film moves from China in the early 1900s, through Hong Kong in the 30s, suburban Sydney in the 60s, and into the present day. ‘Chinese Take Away’ tells a deeply personal story about strength, loss and transformation that resonates universally.
Sydney Asia Pacific Film Festival, Aug 2002
Schonell Cinemas, Brisbane, May 31- June 4, 2003
‘Popcorn’ Valhalla, Glebe, Sydney, May 27, 2003
Mitzi showed film in Melbourne for AFTRS in May 2003
Guangdong International Documentary Film Festival
West End (Brisbane) Film Festival organized by Trash Videos, November 2003
Northern NSW Film Festival (organized by Julia Hines) early 2004
Valley International Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA, March 2004
Manchester Commonwealth Film Festival 2004
Parnoja Film Initiative, Alliance Francaise, NAIROBI, Kenya. Sept 3, 2007
An Asian Australian Occasion – Short Film Festival, University of Qld, May 18, 2007
At each of the following occasions, Anna Yen performed a short excerpt of the stage play ‘Chinese Take Away’ from which the film is adapted, in conjunction with the film screening.
March 5, 2003 Re [Imagining} – First Asian Women’s Theatre Festival Manila, The Philippines
March 9, 2003 Theatre Workshop, Sigmahanon Foundation for Culture and the Arts, ROXAS CITY, Philippines, Sponsored by Australian Embassy in The Philippines
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