San Diego Asian Film Festival, Hong Kong Independent Film Festival, DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival, Queens World Film Festival (New York), Pineapple Underground Film Festival, California Film Awards

Director's statement

Creator's Statement

Reunification was a 17-year personal journey to understand who I am and the hurt that kept me from moving forward since I immigrated to America at age 9. The need to deeply understand drove me to ask my parents the difficult questions since it was their decision to immigrate and to break up the family permanently. I needed to understand them and the decisions they made. Self exploration is daunting and I still feel it is a miracle that I took this on - revealing and sharing my pain and family history. Since winning a Special Jury Prize at the San Diego Asian Film Festival, REUNIFICATION was screened at other fests (i.e. HK Independent, DC APA), micro cinemas (i.e. Northwest Film Forum, Maysles, Kino Babylon Berlin), colleges (i.e. NYU, UCLA), as well as various libraries and community centers (i.e. NYPL's). Without fail, at Q&A's, folks from all walks of life amazed me with their empathy and shared their similar yet unique heartfelt stories which fostered personal healing in everyone.

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“A layered documentary that is as much an inquiry into the nature of time and memory as it is an individual’s diary… REUNIFICATION explores the past with a Proustian sensitivity. Tsang retrieves an old childhood memory… and in it finds a lost world in which everyone was united and safe.” -Peter Keough, The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe

“It’s a documentary unlike any I’ve seen – a film very clearly put together to say things through the language of film that the filmmaker is uncomfortable saying any other way… REUNIFICATION is the film that’s come closest to feeling like a truly distinct Asian American [film] language." -Arthur Chu, Salon and The Daily Beast

Salon

“In a style reminiscent of Chris Marker…REUNIFICATION meditates on the nature of memory, family, and art… a pertinent reminder of the humanity at the heart of the immigrant experience, and of the fact that there are human lives behind the statistics and stories we see and hear.” -Facets Features Blog

Facets Features Blog

"Tsang’s tale can truly be a chronicle of any other immigrant’s feelings of family, confusion, displacement and belonging... A beautiful film both infinitely personal and profoundly universal." -Brandon Yu, Triton Magazine

Triton Magazine

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