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How To Stop Being Chinese is an exploration into the importance of recognizing one’s own cultural heritage. In the film, a shadowy book teaches three tragic heroines about the ties that bind them in blood to over 4,000 years of ancestral heritage. Each step of the book’s instructions dares its readers to break a traditional superstition in order to escape their Chinese culture—but the unforeseen consequences are deadly.

Long Beach, CA, USA
Isaac Kau is a Taiwanese-American filmmaker and multimedia artist based in Long Beach, CA. His work as a director and producer has been shown in festivals and has brought attention to issues surrounding communities, including Dear Long Beach, a short series which sparked discussion about student concerns on the CSULB campus. He aims to work with artists of diverse disciplines to tell stories that investigate the intersection of culture and identity. more...

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