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Nang has lived outside the box, born in a Trinidadian village in the 1920's she survived by defying convention.

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Nang is a true survivor at 93. She was born in a rural village in Moruga, Trinidad in the 1920s to Chinese/French/ African and Amerindian parents. She has had many roles – dancer, model, singer, maid, nurse and even cinema operator. Director Richard Fung lovingly documents his second cousin as she retraces her steps to the many highlights and heartbreaks of her life along her journey from Port of Spain to Caracas to New York and New Mexico.

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Medium Length (40mins) Documentary Biography | Canada, Trinidad and Tobago

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English

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Richard Fung Photograph of Richard Fung Richard Fung is an award-winning artist and writer, born in Trinidad and based in Toronto. His single-channel and installation works, which include My Mother’s Place (1990), Sea in the Blood (2000), Dal Puri Diaspora (2012) and Re:Orientations (2016), have been widely screened and collected internationally, and have been broadcast in Canada, the United States and Trinidad and Tobago. A Professor in the Faculty of Art at OCAD University, his lifetime achievement honours include the 2000 Bell Canada Award, the 2001 Toronto Arts Award for Media Art, and the 2015 Kessler Award from the City University of New York.