Pioneers of X-Ray Technology (a film about grandpa)

Pioneers of X-Ray Technology (a film about grandpa)

Release date:

1991

Running time:

15 minutes

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Closed Captioned:

No

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Pioneers of X-Ray Technology is a portrait of the filmmaker's grandfather, Dr. Ernest To, a 91-year-old Chinese man who watched Hong Kong enter the twentieth century while he voraciously made images as a photographer, moviemaker, and radiologist. While he talks about his achievements in the public realm, the film presents images of the family's home life - the filmmaker, her mother, and her grandmother.

"Fleming recasts her own history through a matriarchal lineage whose aptitute for storytelling maintains a vigil over past and present."
     - Mike Hoolbloom

Also available as a 16mm print with advanced notice.

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