BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD - Silicon Valley Asian Pacific Film Festival | Mira Nair Rising Female Filmmaker Award | Harlem International Film FestivalChinese American & African American History • Race Relations • American South • Afro-Asians • Women's Stories
Date of Completion: 2022 | Run Time: 77 & 53 minutes | Language: English with Chinese subtitles | Captions: Yes | Includes: Transcript | Director: Crystal Kwok | Executive Producers: Daniel Wu, Lisa Ling & W. Kamau Bell | Editor: Kyung Lee | Producer: Gustin Smith
What did it mean to be Chinese in Black spaces during segregation? Follow director Crystal Kwok’s personal journey of discovery, as she digs into the ways her grandmother’s family navigated life as grocery store owners in the black neighborhood of Augusta, Georgia. Her film BLURRING THE COLOR LINE is a personal family story told alongside memories from the larger Chinese and Black communities in Georgia, which opens up uncomfortable but necessary conversations around anti-Black racism and the deeply rooted structure of white power and Chinese patriarchy. Which fountain did the Chinese drink from? Where did they sit on the bus? An important entrance into all of our connected histories which many of us never knew or dared speak about.