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Upcoming Fall 2018 Films

 

Lesbian Factory film

Lesbian Factory
Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre
Free Admission!

(2010 | 57 minutes | Documentary | Directed by Susan Chen)

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Discussion and Q&A led by the filmmaker Jing-ru Wu and the film's producer Teri Silvo.

The documentary follows a group of Filipina migrant worker activists and their tumultuous same-sex relationships while abroad. The project grew out of the long-time collaboration of Filipina migrants with the Taiwan International Workers’ Association. Lesbian Factory brings together migrant labor activism and queer love to unpack the complex and multi-layered texture of our globalized moment.

The film is presented as a part of Human Rights Film Festival by the Department of English and the Global Citizenship and World Literature Project, and sponsored by the President's Mini-Grant for Diversity.

 

 

 


Past Fall 2018 Films

The Chinese Exclusion Act film

The Chinese Exclusion Act
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre

(2017 | 35 minutes | Documentary | Directed by Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu)

Discussion and Q&A led by Prof. Peggy Christoff, Senior Lecturer of College of Arts and Sciences, and Dr. Lee Bitsóí, Chief Diversity Officer.

People across the United States are wondering about the history of U.S. immigration laws and how we got to where we are today. The Chinese Exclusion Act tells the story behind about a little-known 1882 law that helped form ideas relevant to today's heated conversations around American identity, democracy, and civil rights. For 61 years, Chinese people were barred from immigrating to the United States and were denied citizenship. The exclusion law was eventually expanded to bar all Asians. By examining the socioeconomic and geopolitical forces that led to the act, the film uncovers its unmistakable and wide-ranging consequences on national attitudes towards race, culture, politics, and society. Using historical documents, testimonies, and insights from leading scholars, The Chinese Exclusion Act explores the history of Chinese immigration to the United States and its significance to current issues of globalization, immigration, labor, and civil rights.

 

 

 

A Cambodian Spring film

A Cambodian Spring
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre

(2017 | 120 minutes | Documentary | In Central Khmer, with English subtitles | Directed by Chris Kelly)

Discussion and Q&A to follow.

A Cambodian Spring is an intimate and unique portrait of three people caught up in the chaotic and often violent developments shaping modern-day Cambodia. Shot over a six-year period, the film charts the growing wave of land-rights protests that led to the “Cambodian Spring” and the tragic events that followed. At its heart, this film is about the complexities—both political and personal—of fighting for what you believe in.

The film is presented as a part of Human Rights Film Festival by the Department of English and the Global Citizenship and World Literature Project, and sponsored by the President's Mini-Grant for Diversity.

 

 

 

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Intention (그날, 바다)
Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 5:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre

(2018 | 115 minutes | Documentary | In Korean, with English subtitles | Directed by Ji-Young Kim)

Please note that the event has been changed from October 10 to October 13.

Discussion and Q&A led by the film’s director, Ji-Young Kim and its producer, Jin-a Choi.

This documentary recounts the Sewol Ferry Disaster of 2014, an event that resulted in over 300 casualties and inflicted trauma to the national psyche of South Korea. So momentous was this disaster, it led to remarkable political change and the eventual impeachment of South Korean president Geun-hye Park. But this documentary isn’t solely about the mourning of the victims or the political and social ramifications of the tragedy. It also details the four-year-long scientific investigation to uncover the truth behind the disaster. What really happened that day out at sea?

The film is presented as a part of Human Rights Film Festival by the Department of English and the Global Citizenship and World Literature Project, and sponsored by the President's Mini-Grant for Diversity.

The film will tour to CUNY Queens College (October 14) and the University of Pennsylvania (October 15).

 

 

 


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