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'My American Surrogate' Screens at International Documentary Association Op-Docs Event

American surrogates, who live all over the country, can make upward of $50,000 per pregnancy, depending on location and experience. Image by Leslie Tai. United States, 2019.

American surrogates, who live all over the country, can make upward of $50,000 per pregnancy, depending on location and experience. Image by Leslie Tai. United States, 2019.

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 7:30PM
The Landmark Theater
10850 W. Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90064
United States

On Monday, October 14, 2019, Leslie Tai's short documentary, "My American Surrogate," screens at the Landmark Theater in Los Angeles, California at "An Evening with New York Times Op-Docs." Tai's film documents how a Chinese businesswoman in Southern California has become a matchmaker between Chinese parents and American wombs. 

Her film screens at this International Documentary Association event alongside three other Op-Docs published by The New York Times. The other films being showcased profile an underdog fencer on the road to the Olympics, a storm chaser diagnosed with cancer, and a cautionary tale about the struggle between humans and poultry. 

Tai is a Pulitzer Center-supported Chinese-American documentary filmmaker based in San Francisco whose award-winning work chronicles the dreams, anxieties, and consumer desire of China’s rising middle class, from a distinctly female perspective. Her documentary shorts have premiered worldwide at festivals such as Tribeca Film Festival, MoMA’s Documentary Fortnight, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), and Visions du Réel.