Independently Yours - BLURRING THE COLOR LINE: CHINESE IN THE SEGREGATED SOUTH

Venue: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre  
Date: 2022.12.13
Time: 8pm 
Price: HKD85. Tickets are available at URBTIX now. 
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Independently Yours

BLURRING THE COLOR LINE: CHINESE IN THE SEGREGATED SOUTH

USA| 2022 | 77’ | In English, with Chinese subtitles | Colour
 
  • Audience Award, Georgia Film Festival 2022
  • Courage Award, DisOrient Film Festival 2022
  • Mira Nair Rising Female Filmmaker Award, Harlem International Film Festival 2022
  • Best Documentary Award, JXN Film Festival 2022
  • Viewer’s Choice Award, Best Documentary Award, Black Cat Picture Show 2022
13/12 (Tue) 8pm*

*Director/Producer Crystal Kwok will attend the after-screening discussion, with Noreen Mir as the moderator. Conducted in Cantonese.


What did it mean to be Chinese in Black space during segregation? Following director Crystal Kwok’s personal journey of discovery, she digs into how her grandmother’s family navigated life as grocery store owners in the black neighbourhood of Augusta, Georgia. The film weaves personal family stories with memories from the larger Chinese and Black communities, opening up uncomfortable but necessary conversations around anti-black racism and the deeply rooted structure of white power and Chinese patriarchy that contributed to this. Which fountain did the Chinese drink from? Where did they sit on the bus? An entrance into our connected histories we never knew or dared speak about as told through the woman’s lens.

Director, writer, producer: Crystal Kwok
Executive producers: Daniel Wu, W. Kamau Bell, Lisa Ling
Editor: Kyung Lee
Director of photography: Lou Nakasano (San Francisco), Lester Lowry (Augusta)
Cast: Crystal Kwok, Stephen Wong, Lorraine Lum O’Quinn, Cedric Sturges
Supported by: CAAM, 127 Wall Productions, & NextShark

Director/Producer, Crystal Kwok
Crystal Kwok is an award-winning filmmaker with experience both in front of and behind the camera. Establishing her career in Hong Kong as an actress, Kwok also has several writers, producer, and director credits to her name. Crystal Kwok’s debut feature film, The Mistress, won the Audience Choice Award at the Deauville Asiatic Film Festival in 2000. As a strong women’s advocate, her talk show, “Kwoktalk” broke boundaries in the Hong Kong media with conversations about women and sexuality. Continuing efforts to create visibility in addressing women's issues, Crystal currently hosts a talk show on KTUH 90.1 FM in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she is also pursuing her Ph.D. in Performance Studies. Crystal also teaches courses in film and the media under the Womenʻs Studies Department and serves as an active member of the University of Hawaii’s Commission on Racism and Bias.
 
 
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