These nonfiction titles—a newly restored classic and three recent documentaries—demonstrate the vitality of Asian American documentary filmmaking in complicating, reframing, and uplifting communal histories.
The films part of the Reclaiming History strand are:
Who Killed Vincent Chin? (1987, Christine Choy, Renee Tajima-Peña)
Expedition Content (2020, Veronika Kusumaryati, Ernst Karel)
Manzanar, Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust (2021, Ann Kaneko)
Free Chol Soo Lee (2022, Julie Ha and Eugene Li)
This is the second strand of the programme Constellating Histories: Encounting Asian American Diasporas Onscreen, running from 6 January to 19 March 2023 at Oldham Theatre.
About the Programme
From Chinatown sagas, to experimental documentary, to musicals in Technicolor and punk-inspired chamber dramas, this series brings together a constellation of voices from the Asian American cinematic imaginary. The images, sounds, and narratives of these films express both a longing from the dispossessed for an unattainable homeland and a glee at having broken away from it.
For the full Constellating Histories: Encountering Asian American Diasporas Onscreen programme, please click here.
Tickets for Strand 1 – 3 of this programme will go on sale Wednesday, 21 December 2022.
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