USA | 161 min | English | Documentary
In the late 1800s, anti-Chinese agitation led to federal laws targeting Chinese abroad and those already in the U.S. THE CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT looks far beyond the legislation of its title and weaves archival photos, historian interviews, and first-hand accounts into a sweeping chronicle of Chinese American life in an era that still informs American conceptions of national and ethnic identity.
This program is FREE and open to the public. Please RSVP. Like all festival screenings, priority seating will be given to festival badge and film pass holders.
Opening Night Reception: 5:45pm
Opening Night Welcoming Committee:
Amy Wong Mok (Chair)
The Honorable Nick Chu
The Honorable Todd Wong
Texas Civil Rights Project
KLRU-TV, Austin PBS
Co-Presented by the Asian American Cultural Center and KLRU-TV, Austin PBS
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