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"The Chinese Exclusion Act" with Erika Lee Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, 7 – 9 p.m.
"The Chinese Exclusion Act" with Erika Lee
Event typeLibrary Program
WhereCentral Library
Room LocationLevel 1 - Microsoft Auditorium
AudienceKids & Families, Teens, Adults, ESL, LEAP
LanguageEnglish
SummaryView an exclusive excerpt of "The Chinese Exclusion Act" by award-winning documentary filmmakers Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu of Steeplechase Films before it airs in its entirety on PBS.
DescriptionView an exclusive excerpt of "The Chinese Exclusion Act" by award-winning documentary filmmakers Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu of Steeplechase Films and the Center for Asian American Media before it airs in its entirety on PBS. Historian and author Erika Lee, who appears in the film, will be on hand to connect history with contemporary issues after the screening.

“The Chinese Inclusion Act” PBS documentary is co-produced by the Center for Asian American Media(CAAM), with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS, and American Experience.

Ric Burns (Director)
Ric Burns is a six-time Emmy Award-winning director who has been creating historical documentaries for public television for over 20 years. He began his career co-writing and producing the celebrated PBS series The Civil War (1990) with his brother Ken and Geoffrey C. Ward, and has since directed over 30 hours of award-winning films, including America Ballet Theatre: A History, Debt of Honor, and The Pilgrims. Burns was educated at Columbia University and Cambridge University. He lives in New York City with his wife and two sons.

Li-Shin Yu (Director)
Li-Shin Yu, a New York-based film editor, has collaborated with Director Ric Burns for the past twenty-three years and co-directed The Chinese Exclusion Act. Yu and Burns are best known for their epic series NEW YORK and their films have garnered multiple awards including Emmys, Peabodys, Writer’s Guild of America, Dupont-Columbia awards amongst many others. Yu began her career collaborating with other New York independent filmmakers including Jim Jarmusch, Spike Lee, Sara Driver and Peter Wang and more recently with documentarians Christine Choy, Bill Moyers, Thomas Lennon and Stanley Nelson amongst others.
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
Recorded for PodcastThis event will be recorded for future podcast.
Contact Info*Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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