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Blurring the Color Line

Directed by Crystal Kwok

Asians were allowed to enroll in white schools, but was this simply an oversight? Where did the Chinese fit in the segregated South? Where did the Chinese sit on buses during Jim Crow? Filmmaker Crystal Kwok raises these very questions to discover how her grandmother and her family navigated these racial tensions after opening a Chinese grocery store in the South. Influenced by the Black Lives Matter and anti-Asian Hate movements of the present, these nuanced conversations about the past lend more than just insights into American history.

Director Crystal Kwok and Producer Daniel Wu expected to attend.

This screening is co-presented by Chinese for Affirmative Action, Chinese Progressive Association, and Chinese Historical Society of America.

Dates & Times


The Great Star Theater

Sat, May 14
3:00 pm