Tang’s Asian Market

Tang’s Asian Market
Runtime: 07:47

When Tom and Anna Tang moved to northwest Arkansas in the 1980s, there were few Asian-owned businesses and they were the first Chinese family in their town. Using family recipes, the Tangs opened the first of several successful Tang family businesses centered around Chinese food. Now their daughter, Shu Lan Tang, follows in their footsteps and opened Tang’s Asian Market in 2013. This SFA documentary profiles Shu Lan Tang and Tang’s Asian Market.

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Director Ava Lowrey is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and Duke University’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts. Since 2005, Ava has been using multimedia to connect with a larger audience and as a means of social activism. As creator of PeaceTakesCourage, millions have viewed Ava’s work and she has been featured in The New York Times, Rolling Stone Magazine, CNN, Mother Jones Magazine, and more. As a director Ava has completed multiple short documentaries and screened at festivals across the country. A native of Alexander City, Alabama, Ava’s films often focus on her southern roots, sharing untold stories centered in the American south.