The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam

The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam


Plot Summary 

This feature documentary offers a whimsical tour through the history of Chinese magicians and performers in the Western world. Long Tack Sam was an internationally renowned Chinese acrobat and magician who overcame isolation, poverty, cultural and linguistic barriers, extreme racism and world wars to become one of the most successful acts of his time. Filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming travels the globe searching for the story of her great-grandfather, the cosmopolitan Long Tack Sam. A celebration of the spirit of Long Tack Sam's magic and art, this richly textured first-person road movie is an exhilarating testament to his legacy and a prismatic tour through the 20th Century.

Cast & Crew


Bill Meilen


Ann Marie Fleming


Alessandro Juliani


Ann Marie Fleming



Ann Marie Fleming


Svend-Erik Eriksen

Additional Information

Rating N/A Running time 88 minutes


Released 2003