Dir. Ian Cheney, US, 2014, 75 min.General Tso’s Chicken: the beloved Chinese menu item of so many Americans. But who exactly was the General and how did his namesake dish become such the cliché staple in America? Director Ian Cheney is determined to unravel this mystery, traveling from Shanghai to the States in true detective style. Along the way, Cheney uncovers surprising truths about the dish’s origin, tales of American immigration, and a cast of sweet and spicy characters.
All films are screened in their original language with English subtitles. Presented by International Education and the Media Resource Center. Part of ChinaFest Film Weekend.