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Ever Wanting (For Margeret Chung)

Directed by TT Takemoto

Among the ranks of white military heroes, nurses, and physicians stands Margaret Chung: the first female Chinese American doctor and a queer woman. Her resolve peaks and catapults in the complex streets of San Francisco as she navigates her senses of identity and belonging. When her life falls into situations of drug use and difficult surgery, she wagers her career and wellbeing to arise from her tribulations stronger. A fascinating experimental tableau made out of hand-processed 16 millimeter film, 35mm millimeter film emulsion, ink, paint, glue, tape, found footage, and digital video, Ever Wanting (for Margeret Chung) commemorates a pivotal figure in medical and queer history.

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