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A compelling film that takes an intimate look at how four Chinese women struggle and take charge of their lives in an era of transition
Created by

May Tchao

97 backers pledged $9,276 to help bring this project to life.

A Huge Shout-Out of Heartfelt Gratitude!

We still have a week to the deadline. Though Kickstarter has not notified me officially yet, I’d like to give you all a huge air hug and thank you. Couldn’t have done this without you!

Joe Erbentraut, Mike Apostolidis, Sepfilms, Shuxuan Zhou, Sue, Carol Crow, Alice Cheang, Elaine Soloway, Indira Johnson, Mike M., Veronica Yao, Benedict Wong, Elaine Tan, Melissa Rosati, Ines Sommer, Carolyn Potts, Mary Thomas, Patty Killackey, Diane McClelland, Andrea Trotenburg, Marcia Mead Stillerman, Harriet Meyer, Tom and Jan Sullivan, Wenhwa Ts'ao, Abbey Rose, Helen Leung, Sandy , Kuowen Lo, VLC, Rudee Wongsa, Shuling Yong, Edward C. Kwok, Maureen Gorman & Neil Shapiro, Laura Urban, Ray Helmers, Donna Mark, Lauralea Suess, Linda Hui, Willie Nam, Mary Jo Crosby, Tracy, Julie and Josh Chernoff, Mike Tom, Amy Tchao, Melissa Tom, Chris Haxager and Randy Gaynes, Jennifer Hou Kwong, Cuauhtemoc Yescas, Bob & Patty Bastian, Suzanne Sawada, Sophia Stone, Kat Bolton, Roberta Abel,Jashio Pei, Ann Johnson, Cassie Brooks, Josephine Tom, Lydia, Cecilia Yung, Terry Halliday, Nina Girsch, Joan Vogt, Ann Taubeneck, Christine Lunderg, Paul Bolton, Go Sugiura, Dinah Cheng, Julia Shiplett, Linda Yardley, Linda Darragh, Wei Tchao, Diane Chen, Mary Young, Naomi Kothbauer, Gloria Wildenradt, Edward D. Wang, Kathy Berger, Wilhelmina Prins Koeller, Megumi Hosogai, Alex Wang, Bev Bolsen, Bernard Tchao, Dexter Poole, Peter Chow, Agnes Chin, Lesley Onstott, Eleanor Nicholson, Lynn Pearson

I will be sending out personal thanks you cards, postcards and other well-deserved perks later this month. Please make your choice of the 8"x10" limited edition photographs if you have not already done so. Just go to the album page of  “Rise of the Phoenix” Facebook page to make your selection and message me through Kickstarter.

Or you can access these images on my Flickr page too.    

You will see some beautiful images shot in China from my last production trip. These prints will be signed and delivered in a simple frame.

As for the DVD, it’s still work-in-progress and will require your patience to wait till it’s done. I promise you it’ll be well worth the wait. Please follow the progress and updates on the my newly created website or on the “Rise of the Phoenix” Facebook page.

Thanks again for joining the "Rise "community and making this effort a success.


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