Pre-opening The Chinese Exclusion Act

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Q&A with University of Oregon Ethnic Studies Faculty Lynn Fujiwara

The Chinese Exclusion Act

Documentary | 160 minutes | USA | Directed by Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu
Filmmakers Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu tackle a complicated and forgotten story of a significant piece of U.S. history — the only legislation barring an entire group of immigrants based on ethnicity and race. Through powerful and illuminating testimonies from subjects, scholars and experts, a wider, deeply American story comes to life, one that embodies the issues of globalization, immigration, labor and civil rights that continue to dominate headlines today.

The Chinese Exclusion Act
Lim Ben and Alice Wong family
Standing left to right: sons Frank, Bill, Henry, Jimmy, George. Seated: Alice Wong, Lim Ben, daughter Nancy

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
6:00 pm — 9:10 pm (3h 10′)

Bijou Art Cinemas

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