Kingman, who has been fascinated with movies since seeing his first film "The Thief of Baghdad", distinguished himself in this field as well. In 1954, the academy award -winning cinematographer James Wong Howe directed...展开and photographed the exceptional 15-minute documentary, "Dong Kingman". Kingman also produced, directed and animated "Hong Kong Dong" which received the Outstanding Achievement Award for Best Short Film at the San Francisco International Film Festival in 1976.
Kingman worked through most of the last century (1911-2000) and his style is timeless. He combined intense observation and minuscule details with a loose, personal approach, all drawn with his deft brush. This film, shot by two-time Oscar winner James Wong Howe, is remarkably sensitive. It shows how Kingman worked on location and in his studio, how he developed a painting and incorporated his memories, sensations, and feelings, all with a dignity and non-invasve approach that's typical of the best documentaries of the period.