Georgia Tech

Asian American Awareness Month: Film Series

Event Details

Date/Time:

  • Monday, March 26, 2012 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Student Center Theater
Fee(s): Free

For More Information Contact

Gar Yeung
Asian American Student Association

Asian American Awareness Month will kick off with a film series, with each movie effectively depicting a prominent theme in Asian culture. Upon arrival, viewers will be given a note card of several motifs in the film. Viewers will gain a better understanding of where the Asian community stems its roots and values by looking for these themes during the film. Free popcorn and drinks will be served.

Film Schedule:

  • Who Killed Vincent Chin?
  • The Joy Luck Club
  • Strawberry Fields
  • Eat a Bowl of Tea
  • Daughter from Danang
  • Chan is Missing
  • A Family Gathering

 

The theme for the month is Roots. A progressive series of events, the month builds upon itself, starting with cultural roots, moving towards the development of Asian Americans in history, and arriving at goals and ideas to empower the community. This theme also alludes to the first time that the Asian American community organized itself for a common goal. Forty years before Hawaii earned its statehood, immigrants from China, Japan, Korea and the Phillipines joined together as a working class for fair wages and humane treatment on sugar cane plantations. With the same spirit, we are coming together on a united front to create programming that will educate participants inside and outside the Asian community about our roots, our collective family histories and what it means to be Asian American.

 

 

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