INDEPENDENT LENS: Seeking Asian Female

INDEPENDENT LENS: Seeking Asian Female

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 10:00pm

Steven & Sandy on their wedding day with the documentary's director, Debbie Lum.

Credit: Courtesy of Susan Munroe

View the love story between an aging white man and the Chinese bride he finds online. 

Steven is an aging white man with “yellow fever” — he’s obsessed with marrying an Asian woman, imagining the archetype of the shy, giggling, obedient Asian wife. Sandy is the young, feisty, ambitious Chinese bride he finds online. Debbie is the Chinese-American filmmaker who becomes confidante and translator in this precarious union. As they navigate the vast cultural and language divide through a challenging year, the three come together in a thoroughly modern love story. INDEPENDENT LENS: Seeking Asian Female airs Monday, May 6, 2013 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV.