Date(s) - 11/16/2019
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room
The Boston Asian American Film Festival presents its post-festival screening of the documentary CHINATOWN RISING, directed by father-son duo Harry and Josh Chuck.
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.
Watch the trailer here!
The film will be preceded by the short documentary, “Everyone Counts: Active Censorship.” Be sure to stay after the screening for a Q&A with co-director Josh Chuck!
The Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) empowers the Asian American community through film by showcasing Asian American experiences and serving as a resource to filmmakers and the Greater Boston Community. Our film selections highlight both historic and contemporary stories in an effort to deepen understanding and appreciation of Asian American experiences. Hosted in Boston, Massachusetts, this festival attracts people from all over the country every year. BAAFF is a production of the Asian American Resource Workshop.
ABOUT ASIAN AMERICAN RESOURCE WORKSHOP
The mission of the Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW) is to work for the empowerment of the Asian Pacific American community to achieve its full participation in the U.S. society. AARW is a member-based organization that seeks to document the diverse Asian Pacific American histories, experiences, and social conditions. Our resources and activities are used to respond to current Asian Pacific American issues and to promote Asian Pacific American identity.