“What did it mean to be Chinese in Black neighborhoods during segregation in the 1930s?” One filmmaker’s documentary journeys through her grandmother’s family history growing up as a young Chinese girl with grocer parents in the Jim Crow era.
Directed by award-winning filmmaker and actor Crystal Kwok, executive produced by W. Kamau Bell, actor Daniel Wu, and journalist Lisa Ling, “Blurring the Color Line” confronts the complex issues of racism, Afro-Asian tensions and white supremacy that still grips communities today.
When tensions between white and Black neighborhoods in the mid-1900s South ran high, Kwok’s great-grandparents raised a family of mostly daughters and ran an essential business in Augusta, Georgia where friendships between minority groups were unlikely.
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