Ex-POW documentary film on WQED this Sunday, July 1 at 5pm
Every Day Is a Holiday documentary film will be broadcast on WQED on Sunday, July 1 at 5pm.
ABOUT EVERY DAY IS A HOLIDAY
While growing up in NJ, Theresa Loong knew little about her father’s past. One day, she discovered his secret diary, written when her father was a teenager and POW in Japan during WWII. In it, he vowed to make “every day a holiday” if he ever survived. Told through her eyes, EVERY DAY IS A HOLIDAY tells the painful but life-affirming story of her father’s unlikely journey, from Chinese Malay teenager and Japanese prisoner-of-war, to practicing Christian, merchant seaman, Korean war vet, Veterans Affairs doctor and naturalized citizen of the country that liberated him: the United States. Using intimate conversations, rare archival footage and his wartime diary, the film traces how, through sheer strength of will, Paul Loong overcomes the horrors of war and obstacles as an immigrant, so that “every day is a holiday.”
For additional info, visit http://www.everydayisaholiday.org.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER
Director Theresa Loong is a filmmaker and interactive media professional based in NY. She has exhibited at the SVA, Teriennale di Milano and Círculo de Bellas Artes. An honors graduate of Harvard University, she taught at NYU's SCPS and is on the board of directors of The FilmShop.