Deftly directed by Rebecca Wear, Suh’s story becomes a larger story than the personal interplay between the two individuals, expanding to touch on America’s long and wretched racial history…

We are left with a universal immigrant’s story, especially poignant at this dark juncture in our nation’s history, as Afong is denied even partial membership in American society at the same time that the Chinese culture wrenched from her grasp fades from her memory as the decades of her virtual slavery slip past. Her increasingly haunting decades-skipping reports to the audience draw a bright line between past racist ugliness to today’s pervasive immigrant bashing.

Dick’s rating ★★★★★