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“Minding the Gap” Producer Named “Chicagoan of the Year”

Chicago native and Chinese American filmmaker Bing Liu has been named among the Top-10 “Chicagoans of the Year,” according to the Chicago Tribune.

His career-launching documentary Minding the Gap jumped from a shortlist of 15 to one of five documentary feature nominees in the 91st Academy Awards, reports 23News.

According to the Tribune, Minding the Gap examines “Rockford, where Liu grew up and still has family and friends; the skateboarding microcommunity Liu got to know as a teenager; and the emotional states of Liu and his friends right now, as they sort through the often abusive challenges of their adolescence.”

It recently made its Mainland China debut in Guangzhuo, where “it went really well.” Liu says “my own story (in the film) is pretty emotional. I think audiences there are taken with any expression of emotion in an Asian family.”

Minding the Gap is currently streaming on Hulu.

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