Forbidden City and the Fight to Reframe Our Roles
12 Jun 2019
6:30PM - 8:30PM
|Where||Asian American Arts Alliance
20 Jay Street, Suite 740
DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Join us for a screening of the documentary Forbidden City, USA followed by a discussion on changing the narrative around Asian Americans in the performing arts with dancers and choreographers Young Soon Kim, Jessie Obremski, and Georgina Pazcoguin, moderated by Elena Chang.
In 1989, award-winning filmmaker Arthur Dong released the documentary, Forbidden City, USA, about the pioneering performers and Chinatown nightclubs from the mid-1930s to 1970. In the 1930s and ‘40s, audiences flocked to glamorous and exotic clubs to be entertained by Asian American performers who fought against exploitation and racism, as well as condemnation from their own communities, to pursue their dreams.
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