Follow the making of a contemporary opera in Journey of the Bonesetter's Daughter — airing Sunday, May 8, on PBS. The documentary is based on the best-selling novel by Amy Tan.
Journey of the Bonesetter's Daughter, a film by Monica Lam, David Petersen, and Fawn Ring, follows the creation of the San Francisco Opera's celebrated production of The Bonesetter's Daughter, based on Amy Tan's bestselling novel of the same name. An ambitious, cross-cultural tour de force that brings together artists from China and the U.S., the opera tells a deeply moving story about the difficult but unbreakable bond between mothers and daughters, inspired by Tan's own family history. A co-production of Outlier Films, the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), KQED San Francisco, and ITVS — Journey of the Bonesetter's Daughter airs on PBS on May 8 (check local listings). Watch the trailer after the jump >>
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