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Ming-Oi the Magician (Hong Kong)

Directed by Deepa Mehta and Paul Saltzman
Canada, 1979 (documentary / children's, 25 minutes, colour, English)

Film Description:
"Profiles a 16-year-old girl from Hong Kong who is a magician's apprentice. Shows the hard work required to perfect the illusions and juggling tricks of Chinese magic and ends with her first professional performance."
-- WorldCat (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Film Editing: Michael Jones, Judy Krupanszky
Production Company: Sunrise Films
(sources)

Quote about Ming-Oi the Magician (Hong Kong)

"Each film [in the Sunrise Films series Spread Your Wings] shows a child reaching a level of maturity as a craftsman, the creation of beautiful objects being an integral part of their lives."
-- Gerry Flahive (source)


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