Historic lost Oscar winning film to kick off Atlanta Asian Film Festival

Duluth, October 5, 2017 — The Atlanta Asian Film Festival will be featuring over a dozen films from Asia-Pacific including a documentary on a lost Academy winning film in its 2017 lineup. This year festival will run from Oct 13-28, 2017 at GSU Perimeter-Dunwoody Auditorium and Georgia Gwinnett College’s Cisco Auditorium in Lawrenceville.

Producer Robin Lung will be flying in from her base in Honolulu, Hawaii to deliver a talk on her film “Finding Kukan” – a lost documentary on China during World War 2 that has gone missing for decades. A “meet and greet” reception is scheduled at 3:00 pm at the Auditorium hosted by the National Association of Chinese Americans (NACA).

This year’s festival also feature films and documentaries  from China, Hong Kong, Philippines, India, Indonesia, Japan, and USA.

“We are pleased with the lineup for this year’s festival despite many challenges that we faced in organizing the event.  This year’s lineup also showcase the unique programming the festival provides to the Atlanta community and the fans,” said Li Wong, Executive Director of the Festival.

The organizing committee will host a Premiere Night red carpet reception on Thursday, Oct 12, at Embassy Suites-Satellite Boulevard.

Turner Broadcasting is a Presenting Sponsor of the 2017 Atlanta Asian Film Festival.

Atlanta Asian Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the Atlanta community about the rich diversity of Asian Pacific culture through films and movies.  Its goal is to create an annual consciousness-raising celebration of Asian American cultures through educational and informative films in an entertaining context.

For tickets and film schedules, visit www.ATLaff.org