SELF-DEPORTATION: THE UNTOLD TALE OF A MARGINAL WOMAN (2015)

     Director: Eugene Sun Park
     Producer: Cynthia Bond
     Cinematographer: Tracy Pitts
     Editor: Julia Fuller
     Art Director: Brittney Leeanne Williams
     Choreographer: Sara Zalek
     Composer: Jason Matsumoto & Ho Etsu Taiko

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This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Self-Deportation tells the story of an Asian American woman (played by Wanda Jin) who crosses over into a surreal world after a series of strange encounters on the subway. Caught in an endless loop of subway cars and mysterious hallways, she becomes lost in the fantastical landscape of "Real America" --dreamlike environments populated by various American archetypes: a peppy cheerleader, a fast-talking politician, an heroic firefighter, etc. 

Her final act of “self-deportation” – both literal and figurative – raises questions about our notions of home and belonging.

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