Dan Chein

Daniel Chein is recipient of the Princess Grace Award in Film. His most recent film Basha Man, about a rural mountain community in China facing rapid development, won the AT&T Film Award at CAAMFest2017. Daniel is an Associate Producer for Walking Iris Media and a board member of the Global Lives Project. He received a BA in Anthropology and is completing his MFA in Cinema at San Francisco State University.

As a German-Turk, Çağdaş Ermis struggled to find an identity that fit. Abandoned by his father, Çağdaş was raised by his mother and grew up dreaming of dancing for Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. Now an emerging dancer in the company, Pina’s approach of incorporating the dancers’ personal experiences into her pieces allow Çağdaş to explore his past through performance. When Çağdaş decides to reconnect with his father, new questions emerge about his fragmented identity and family history.