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[Mar 12] Film Screening: Blurring the Color LineQ&A with Director Crystal Kwok



 

Date: March 12, 2024 (Tuesday)

Time: 7:00–9:00pm

Venue: MWT3, G/F, Meng Wah Complex, Main Campus, HKU

Intro and Q&A with Film Director Dr. Crystal Kwok

Moderator: Dr. Tim Gruenewald

(77 mins, 2022)

 

All are welcome, no registration is required.

For enquiries, please contact us at smlc@hku.hk

 

Synopsis

Where did the Chinese sit on the bus during Jim Crow?

Blurring the Color Line breaks racial barriers by going beyond the narratives of black & white. Much has been written about segregation upon Black people in the South, but nothing that discusses the social placement of Asian Americans during this time. This film invites critical conversations around today’s racial tensions by addressing a connective past.

 

Blurring the Color Line is inspired by Crystal Kwok’s grandmother’s story about her family’s grocery store in Augusta, Georgia. Her family grew up in a Black neighborhood and they share stories about their personal experiences that expose the problematic, racialized system.

 

The award-winning film decenters existing narratives and showcases perspectives from both the Chinese and Black community, opening up necessary but uncomfortable discussions between marginalized groups. Blurring the Color Line is a step towards cross-racial solidarity by having a better understanding of the past in efforts of changing the future.

 

For more information about Blurring the Color Line, please visit: https://www.blurringthecolorline.com/synopsis

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