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The New York Premiere film screening of LIGHT

April 11
5:00 pm
- 6:30 pm

Inspired by the life of Bessie M. Lee (1894 – 1955), who, after migrating to New York City, spent two years in indentured servitude, “Light” is a film in which dance, memory, music and poetry collide in a visual and aural landscape; a meditation on women being propelled into the unknown by courage and faith to risk their lives and everything they have for freedom. In “Light”, Aoki and Lee highlight the lives of women including Lee, who through the resilience and triumph over unimaginable experiences were grounding forces in the creation of the New York Chinatown community in the early 1900s.

Followed by talkback with choreographer/dancer Lenora Lee, filmmaker/musician Tatsu Aoki, composer/saxophonist Francis Wong

Discussants: David Henry Hwang, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts in the Faculty of the Arts, Columbia University and Karen Shimakawa, Associate Professor, Performance Studies, New York University

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April 11
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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