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Chinese Exclusion Act Film Screening

Free public screening and panel discussion of a new documentary on the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.

April 24, 2017 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Produced by award-winning documentary filmmakers Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu of Steeplechase Films and the Center for Asian American Media as part of PBS series American Experience, this documentary examines America’s complicated relationship with immigration and what it means to be American.  The two-hour film will be shown in Madison prior to the PBS premier, with back-to-back screenings scheduled for Monday, April 24, at 6 and 8:30 p.m. in Union South’s Marquee Theater.  There will also be a panel discussion about the Chinese Exclusion Act and its relevance to today on Wednesday, April 25, from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery’s DeLuca Forum.

Phone Number: 
(608) 262-3643