Emily Ting documents her experience as she's forced into taking over her family business after her brother runs away, and finds herself rediscovering a family she has long been estranged from.
Family IncStarring Ting Emily
Family Inc - a documentary by Emily Ting
When filmmaker Emily Ting was asked by her father to return to Asia and take over the family business, she didn’t exactly know how to say ‘no.’ Promising herself she would try it out for just one year, she traded in her friends, her filmmaking pursuits, and her love of New York for a grueling new life as CEO in training in one of Hong Kong’s most notorious toy companies.
From picking up the slack left behind by a runaway brother to steering a sinking company on the brink of bankruptcy, Emily finds herself getting more and more stuck in a life she didn’t choose for herself. But her biggest challenge yet is in trying to reconnect with an absentee father whose passion for his business far outshines his relationship with his family.
In an attempt to come to terms with her new life, Emily turns the camera on herself and her family and the result is an incredibly honest and at times bittersweet family portrait that examines the price we end up paying when business and family become one.
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