CHINATOWN RISING Film Screening at SF State
Join us for a special night commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the founding of Asian American Studies at SF State! The special community screening of the documentary film, sponsored by ASPIRE and AAS, will include a panel of activists who were instrumental in the fight for Ethnic Studies and founding of Asian American Studies.
Please note: This is not a theater screening, the space is an event center with folding chairs.
CHINATOWN RISING synopsis: Against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-1960s, a young San Francisco Chinatown resident armed with a 16mm camera and leftover film scraps from a local TV station, turned his lens onto his community. Totaling more than 20,000 feet of film (10 hours), Harry Chuck's exquisite unreleased footage has captured a divided community's struggles for self-determination. Chinatown Rising is a documentary film about the Asian-American Movement from the perspective of the young residents on the front lines of their historic neighborhood in transition. Through publicly challenging the conservative views of their elders, their demonstrations and protests of the 1960s-1980s rattled the once quiet streets during the communitys shift in power. Forty-five years later, in intimate interviews these activists recall their roles and experiences in response to the need for social change.
Note #2: This film deals with intense subject matter and there are two instances of profanity in the film.
'Chinese in the Sunset' exhibit of the Chinese Historical Society of America will also be available for viewing during the evening.
Read more about the film:
San Francisco State University - Student Life and Events Center (Annex 1) (View)
1 North State Drive
San Francisco, CA 94132
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