Ms. Chin Productions is a content production company operated by producer and director Jeanette Kong. She specializes in short-form videos and documentaries. Her films—The Chiney Shop and Half: The Story of a Chinese-Jamaican Son—have screened at several international film festivals and museums including the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival, the Regent Park Film Festival, Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival in Brooklyn, New York, the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago, the Art Gallery of Mississauga, and the Penn Museum in Philadelphia. In July 2014, Kong’s documentaries were chosen to commemorate the 160th Anniversary of the arrival of the Chinese to Jamaica at the Institute of Jamaica.
In 2012, Kong directed and produced Finding Samuel Lowe: From Harlem to China for Jamaican-American media entrepreneur Paula Williams Madison. The feature-length documentary traces Madison’s search for her Chinese grandfather. It was shortlisted for Best Diaspora Documentary at the Africa Movie Academy Awards 2014 and has screened at the Pan African Film Festival, the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, the UrbanWorld Film Festival, the San Diego Black Film Festival, the Honolulu African-American Film Festival, and the Garifuna Film Festival, among others. In 2015, the ReelWorld Film Festival selected Finding Samuel Lowe: From Harlem to China as its Opening Night Gala film. The film won both the ReelWorld Film Festival 2015's ReelChoice Audience Award and ReelWorld Film Festival 2015's Markham ReelChoice Audience Award.
She has more than 17 years of media experience in Canadian television formerly at TVO and as an independent producer and director. In 2011, Kong taught Journalism in the Media Foundation Program at Humber College. She has a Master of Arts in Media Production from Ryerson University and a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Carleton University.
Born in Jamaica to Hakka Chinese parents, her areas of research interest are the Caribbean Chinese diaspora and genealogy, Hakka history and culture in southern China, and Chinese migration to the Caribbean and North America.
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