“Riveting cultural exchange (set) against a father-daughter love story” -- Documentary Magazine

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Bringing King to China is a father's "love letter" to his adult daughter, a young American woman struggling to bring Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream of nonviolence to China, and then back to the United States. Her life is thrown into turmoil when she learns, mistakenly, that her father, a journalist covering the war in Iraq, has been killed by a suicide bomber. The filmmaker is Kevin McKiernan (Good Kurds, Bad Kurds; The Spirit of Crazy Horse). The cinematographers include Oscar-winner Haskell Wexler (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; Bound for Glory).

Arzona International Film Festival St. Louis International Film Festival The Cincinnati Film FestivalDOC NYC Documentary Film Festival 2011Orlando International Film Festival 2011Official Selection Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2011 Official Selection Minneapolis-St.Paul
Film Festival 2011Official Selection Asheville 
Cinema Festival 2011Humanitarian Official Selection Irvine
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College Schedule for Bringing King to China

  • January 13 MIT, Cambridge, MA
  • January 17 University of California, Davis, CA
  • January 19 Creighton University, Omaha, NE
  • February 2 Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara CA
  • February 7 Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • February 8 Harvard Kennedy School, Boston, MA
  • February 9 Boston College, Boston, MA
  • March 28 Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

For information, please email: inquiries@kevinmckiernan.com

Reviews of the Film

Film, play spur dialogue
Omaha World-Herald
Documentary Magazine
The "Two" Martin Luther Kings
Op-ed by Kevin McKiernan, Huffington Post

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