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Blurring the Color Line

Directed by Crystal Kwok

77 MIN

2022

United States

Language: English

Subtitles: Other

Featuring a roundtable discussion by the Black, Bold & Brilliant team and Ze Min Xiao, President and CEO of The Center for Economic Opportunity & Belonging.

What did it mean to be Chinese in Black spaces during segregation? Follow director Crystal Kwok’s personal journey of discovery, as she digs into the ways her grandmother’s family navigated life as grocery store owners in the black neighborhood of Augusta, Georgia. Her film Blurring the Color Line is a personal family story told alongside memories from the larger Chinese and Black communities in Georgia, which opens up uncomfortable but necessary conversations around anti-Black racism and the deeply rooted structure of white power and Chinese patriarchy. Which fountain did the Chinese drink from? Where did they sit on the bus? An important entrance into all of our connected histories which many of us never knew or dared speak about.

Awards

Mira Nair Rising Female Filmmaker Award–2022
Courage Award–2022 Harlem International Film Festival Best Documentary Award–2022 DisOrient Film Festival
Best Documentary Award–2022 JXN Film Festival
Best Documentary & Virtual Audience Award Runner Up–2022 Silicon Valley Asian Pacific FilmFest
Best Documentary Award–2022 Denton Black Film Festival

Official Selection:

2022 Harlem International Film Festival
2022 DisOrient Film Festival
2022 JXN Film Festival
2022 Silicon Valley Asian Pacific FilmFest
2022 Denton Black Film Festival
2022 Fort Smith International Film Festival

Black, Bold & Brilliant

December 6, 2023 at 7:00 pm
The City Library

Featuring a roundtable discussion by the Black, Bold & Brilliant team and Ze Min Xiao, President and CEO of The Center for Economic Opportunity & Belonging.

FREE

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