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Directed by: Ursula Liang 2020 | 45 min.

Section: Film For Thought


Languages: English



Sponsored by:

Hawaii Council for the Humanities

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As part of HIFF's 2020 Film For Thought Program presented by the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities, join us for a special Conversation With Ursula Liang director of DOWN A DARK STAIRWELL. This humanities focused discussion will be moderated by University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa English professor Danielle Seid.

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About Ursula Liang

Ursula Liang has worked for The New York Times Op-Docs, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, ESPN The Magazine, Asia Pacific Forum on WBAI, StirTV, the Jax Show, Hyphen magazine, New Yorker Festival, the 2050 Group publicity, and currently freelances as a film and television producer (One October, Third Act, Gloves Off, UFC Countdown, UFC Primetime) and story consultant. She  is a member of Film Fatales, A-DOC, and sits on the executive board of Brown Girls Doc Mafia. Liang grew up in Newton, Mass. and lives in the Bronx, New York. Her debut feature, 9-Man, was broadcast on public television and called “an absorbing documentary” by the New York Times. Her latest film, Down a Dark Stairwell, had its premiere at True/False and was called “a vital picture of a tumultuous time” by Vox.

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Cast & Crew

Moderator Danielle Seid
Director Ursula Liang
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