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Mei Mei Screens with Book Launch

Free Screening of Mei Mei with May 20th at 6:45pm at Woodrow Wilson High School (Portland, Oregon) (1151 SW Vermont St, Portland, OR 97219) along with a book pre-launch.wilsonposter

Mei Mei, A Daughter’s Song is 2015 award-winning film for the Best Historical Documentary from the Oregon Independent Film Festival for Wilson Equity and Diversity Film Series Celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.

More info about Dmae Roberts’ book The Letting Go Trilogies: Stories of a Mixed-Race Family. 

This memoir traces four decades of what it means to be a mixed-race adult who sometimes called herself “Secret Asian Woman.” With her personal essays written over a ten-year period, Dmae Roberts journeys through biracial identity, Taiwan, sci-fi, and the trials of her interracial Taiwanese and Oklahoman family amid love, loss and letting go of past regrets and pain. Her reading and book signing events are scheduled as follows
The official launch will be at Broadway Books May 23rd at 7pm.

For more info about Broadway Books visit: http://www.broadwaybooks.net/

More about “The Letting Go Trilogies” : http://dmaeroberts.com/dmaeroberts/category/author/

Upcoming Screening Sept. 26th, 4pm!

UPDATE! Come to the OIFF premiere of Mei Mei at the Oregon Independent Film Festival!BestDOC_HISTGreat news! Mei Mei won the award for the Best Historical Documentary from the Oregon Independent Film Festival! The awards ceremony is Sept. 26th at 7pm–the same day as Mei Mei’s showing at 4pm at the Clinton Street Theatre in Portland.

The award ceremony is later that day at 7pm.

Hope you can join us!

http://www.oregonindependentfilmfest.com/…/programguide4.ht…

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The Film

meimeigirlABOUT THE FILM.

Mei Mei, A Daughter’s Song is a cross-cultural tale of a mother and daughter separated by language and culture, yet bound together for life.

meimei-castBIOS.

Director Dmae Roberts put together a team of new filmmakers and veteran artists to create the multimedia production of ‘Mei Mei’.

FILM CLIPS.

Directed by Dmae Roberts, Edited by T. Howard, Cinematography by Grant Abbett. Featured actor: Samantha Choy. Taiwanese Opera footage with permission by Rebecca Lin, Poetic Tapestry via YouTube.

meimei_prod1PRODUCTION PHOTOS.

The cast and crew of ‘Mei Mei’ worked together as a well oiled machine on set in the studio…

PrintFUNDERS.

Viva the arts! Grants and individual contributions made this film possible.

SCREENINGS INFO.

List of new screenings and history.

Audio Documentary

"This piece leaves standard storytelling practices in the dust. Dmae’s production values are topnotch"

Salt Institute

About the Mei Mei Project

MediaRites Productions is a non-profit production organization based in Portland, Oregon,
that promotes acceptance among diverse communities through the arts, education and media
projects. Since 1984, MediaRites has produced award-winning national radio documentaries,
interactive websites
, and community projects. MediaRites is a non-profit media arts organization
dedicated to telling the stories of diverse cultures and giving voice to the unheard.

Through our radio and video documentaries, theatre productions and outreach projects we
create lasting legacies and connect communities.

Our largest project was the Peabody award-winning radio series, Crossing East, which created 8
one-hour programs on Asian Pacific American history along with community outreach events.

Currently, our productions are the Mei Mei film and Theatre Diaspora, a series of staged readings
of Asian American plays in collaboration with Portland Center Stage. 

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