NANG BY NANG

directed by Richard Fung

FEATURED SCREENING

Nang has lived outside the box. Born in a Trinidadian village in 1934, she grew up poor, illegitimate, mixed-race and female, but she survived by defying convention. She left the first of five husbands when he cheated on her. With no formal training, she danced with choreographer Geoffrey Holder, who later won Tony Awards for The Wiz. In her twenties, she went to work in the Orinoco delta in Venezuela, and saved enough to buy a house. She started university in New York in her 40s. Stubbornness, resourcefulness and resilience have allowed Nang to surmount life’s scars and tragedies. In this vivid portrait, filmmaker Richard Fung gets to know his previously unknown first cousin at her current home in New Mexico and on the road in Trinidad.

Type: Documentary
Runtime:
40 min
Country of Production: Canada

FROM THE SELECTION COMMITTEE

A lovely story, I enjoyed Nang’s journey. A wonderful character, I think every family has one. While sad, it was very beautiful and very Caribbean.

— Mary Wells

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Runtime: 20:51 min
Country of Production: Canada

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