“seeking asian female” screening + Q&A with Director

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The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) and the Film Studies Program at Bryn Mawr College will host award-winning independent documentary filmmaker Debbie Lum as a Bryn Mawr Class of 1902 Endowed Lecturer.

“seeking asian female,” which has been featured on PBS and This American Life, is an eccentric modern love story about Steven and Sandy—an aging white man with “yellow fever” who is obsessed with marrying any Asian woman, and the young Chinese bride he finds online. Debbie, a Chinese American filmmaker, documents and narrates with skepticism and humor, from the early stages of Steven’s search, through the moment Sandy steps foot in America for the first time, to a year into their precarious union. Global migration, Sino-American relations and the perennial battle of the sexes, weigh in on the fate of their marriage in this intensely captivating personal documentary.

Ms. Lum’s visit is generously co-sponsored by the Tri-Co Working Group in Translation Studies, the Program in International Studies (BMC), the Department of English (BMC), the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies (BMC), the Department of Anthropology (BMC), and the Department of Sociology (BMC).

*All events are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Thank you for coming to the event! We had a huge turnout and Debbie Lum certainly enjoyed her time at Bryn Mawr College. Check out the Q&A here on our YouTube channel.