Club Screening – ‘Blurring the Colour Line’: Chinese in the Segregated South
Date: 20 Sep 2022 06:30 PM — 10:00 PM | Venue: Dining Room
‘Blurring the Colour Line’: Chinese in the Segregated South
|What did it mean to be Chinese living among Blacks in America’s segregated south? Following director Crystal Kwok’s personal journey of discovery, she digs into how her grandmother’s family navigated life as grocery store owners in the black neighborhood of Augusta, Georgia. The film weaves personal family stories with memories from the larger Chinese and Black communities, opening up uncomfortable but necessary conversations around anti-black racism and the deeply rooted structure of white power and Chinese patriarchy that contributed to this. Which fountain did the Chinese drink from? Where did they sit on the bus? An entrance into our connected histories we never knew or dared speak about as told through the woman’s lens. Moderated by FCC President Keith Richburg.
Crystal Kwok is an award-winning filmmaker with experience both in front of and behind the camera. Establishing her career in Hong Kong as an Actress, Kwok also has several writer, producer, and director credits to her name. Crystal Kwok’s debut feature film, The Mistress, won the Audience Choice Award at the Deauville Asiatic Film Festival in 2000. As a strong women’s advocate, her talk show, “Kwoktalk” broke boundaries in the Hong Kong media with conversations about women and sexuality. Continuing efforts to create visibility in addressing women’s issues, Crystal currently hosts a talk show on KTUH 90.1 FM in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she is also pursuing her Ph.D. in Performance Studies. Crystal also teaches courses in film and the media under the Womenʻs Studies Department and serves as an active member of the University of Hawaii’s Commission on Racism and Bias.
|$350 (MEMBERS and GUESTS)
|This event is only for club members and their guests.
|• The total bill will be charged to the member’s account.