All Eyes and Ears
New York Premiere

All Eyes and Ears

| USA, China | 92 MINUTES | Chinese, English | English subtitles
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)
A trenchant yet deeply human examination of relations between the United States and China, Vanessa Hope’s feature documentary debut sets its sights on three key figures: U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, as he struggles to maintain diplomacy amid international tensions over security and economic expansion; his adopted Chinese-American teenaged daughter Gracie, as she fosters a newfound appreciation for her bicultural heritage; and the blind Chinese attorney and activist Chen Guangcheng, as he seeks asylum in the U.S.A.

Through their individual and often-interlocking stories, Hope deftly pinpoints the historical events, ideologies, and policies that have come to define U.S–China relations. All Eyes and Ears sheds some much-needed light on this special relationship with the urgency and incisiveness that can only be found in documentary filmmaking this assured and accomplished.

—Geoffrey Gilmore

Cast & Credits
Directed by
Vanessa Hope
Vanessa Hope started her film career in China while teaching a graduate course at People's University. Fluent in Chinese, she’s produced multiple films in China, with civil rights as a common theme of her work. Hope is currently a fellow at the San Francisco Film Society’s Film House.
Vanessa Hope
Vanessa Hope
Vanessa Hope, Ted Hope, Geralyn Dreyfous, Carlton Evans
Paul Frost, Michael Taylor, Todd Holmes, Dalan McNabola
Magela Crosignani, Laura Hudock, Michael Simmonds
Executive Producer
Jim Swartz
Daron Murphy
Jon Huntsman Jr., Chen Guangcheng, Gracie Mei Huntsman, Jerome Alan Cohen, Orville Schell, Evan Osnos

Print Source
Vanessa Hope
Double Hope Films LLC
Los Angeles, 90291
Phone: 917 543 9173
Press Contact
Steven Raphael
required viewing
New York, NY 10014
Phone: 212 206 0118
US Sales Contact
Ted Hope
Amazon Studios
International Sales Contact
Ted Hope
Amazon Studios


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