Director: Richard Fung
Nang by Nang is a documentary about the life and time of Nang, a fiercely independent 90 year with a colorful history and a resilient personality. She is the first cousin of the film’s director, Richard Fung. Born in Trinidad and Tobago, she was raised partly by her grandparents and her cold and distant mother. The film takes us through a journey of Nang’s life, from her earliest memories as a child to the present. She has endured pain, loss and heartbreak, has traveled the world and met truly remarkable people.This film is touching, thought provoking and beautiful. It can be enjoyed by audiences of all ages and backgrounds, particularly history buffs, those who love traveling back in time through the life of someone who has lived for almost a century, and those who are interested in the culture and history of the island of Trinidad and Tobago. The film also touches on the diversity of the Caribbean nation and its history with colonialism and its aftermath.
The film will be screened at the CaribbeanTales Film Festival tomorrow Wednesday September 12 at 8p, tickets are available now.
Richard Fung is an award-winning artist and writer, born in Trinidad and based in Toronto. His single-channel and installation works, which include My Mother’s Place (1990), Sea in the Blood (2000), Dal Puri Diaspora (2012) and Re:Orientations (2016), have been widely screened and collected internationally, and have been broadcast in Canada, the United States, and Trinidad and Tobago. A Professor in the Faculty of Art at OCAD University, his lifetime achievement honours include the 2000 Bell Canada Award, the 2001 Toronto Arts Award for Media Art, and the 2015 Kessler Award from the City University of New York.