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Utah Film Center's Black, Bold & Brilliant film series presents "Blurring the Color Line"

Blurring the Color Line – featuring stories of Chinese families in the Black South during the Jim Crow disrupt the Black and White narrative of America’s racial history.

As part of our Black, Bold & Brilliant series, Utah Film Center, in partnership with KRCL, is excited to announce our upcoming film screening and post-discussion of Blurring the Color Line – Wednesday, December 6th at 7 pm at the Downtown Salt Lake City Library.

What did it mean to be Chinese in Black spaces during segregation? Follow director Crystal Kwok’s 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.

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.

Featuring a roundtable post-film discussion by the Black, Bold & Brilliant team and Ze Min Xiao, President and CEO of the Center for Economic Opportunity and Belonging.

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Date & Time

December 6, 2023

7:00PM - 9:00PM


Downtown Salt Lake City Library - 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City , UT, 84111 210 E 400 S Salt Lake City 84111 UT US

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