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Esther Eng

Esther Eng was born to Chinese immigrant parents in California on September 24, 1914; she grew up primarily in San Francisco. Eng became one of the first prominent female Chinese American filmmakers with titles such as It’s a Woman’s World and Heartaches. She also broke many contemporary social conventions by openly discussing her romantic and sexual relationships with women. Eng died on January 25, 1970. You can learn more about her here: Esther Eng (1914-1970): Filmmaker, Restaurateur, Gender Rebel, by Christianne A. Gadd.