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The Killing of a Chinese Cookie (2008)

synopsis

For nearly a century, people have turned to this prophetic dessert for advice, inspiration and even winning lottery combinations. While the fortune cookie has been a source of fascination and a Chinese cuisine staple in North America, it remains nearly non-existent in China. THE KILLING OF A CHINESE COOKIE examines the heated debate over the true origin of the fortune cookie, the mixing of eastern and western cultures that produced it, and the cookie's rise from a simple pastry to a pop culture phenomenon.

filmmakers

Derek Shimoda: director/writer/producer Jimmy Tsai: co-producer
Joan Huang: executive producer George Mehelis: co-writer
Mark Tasaka: writer John Taylor: cinematographer
James Lu: editor/post-production supervisor Miho Hatori: composer