The Asian American Experience Through Short Films

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Kenmore Middle School

200 S. Carlin Springs Road Arlington, Virginia 22204
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Join 1882 Foundation for the first installment of a series of traveling seminars. Each seminar features short documentary film screenings, expert speakers, discussions of key historical themes, and lesson plans for educators.

The seminar is divided into two sessions. The first session (12:30 to 3:30 pm) is geared towards teachers and will take place at the Arlington Traditional School (855 N. Edison St.). The second session (7:00 to 9:00 pm) is for the general public (though all are welcome to attend either) and will take place at the Kenmore Middle School. The seminars will shed light on the Chinese American experience, what it means to be American, and why that story and that of all Asian Americans must be told.

Recruited, Excluded, and (Sort of) Included: The Asian American Experience Through Short Films

Come view two contemporary short films: Through Chinatown’s Eyes: April 1968 about the Washington, DC riots following Martin Luther King’s assassination and its impact on Chinatown and Finding Cleveland which follows a young Los Angeles man seeking his Chinese roots and unexpectedly finds himself tracing the path of his father and grandfather to Cleveland, Miss. in the heart of the Jim Crow south.

Panel discussion will follow with filmmakers and scholars.

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