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Student filmmaker's work shown, Feb. 5

a documentary by Princeton senior "Frankie" Tze Wei Ng, will be shown at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

The film, Ng's first feature-length production, is a tender portrait of the filmmaker's grandmother, a tenacious immigrant who traversed Asia before making her home in Singapore. Ng, an economics major from Singapore who also has a passion for the arts, is the first person in his immediate family to study overseas. His film tells the story of the love that rekindles between his grandmother and him as he grapples with his own desire to immigrate upon returning from his studies abroad to a home and family he finds foreign.

Ng's video productions run the gamut from narratives set in Singapore to abstract visual poems that animate the inanimate. His latest work-in-progress, "The Illness Narratives," is a collaboratively written piece on which campus actors and writers are working.

The Feb. 5 screening is being sponsored by the Department of Theater and Dance and the International Center .

Contact: Tom Bartus(609) 258-3601

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