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Documentary screening on Oʻahu shares the lives of Chinese communities in segregated South

An image from "Blurring the Color Line," a documentary film directed by Crystal Kwok.
Courtesy Crystal Kwok
An image from "Blurring the Color Line," a documentary film by Crystal Kwok.

The Hawaiʻi International Film Festival Spring Showcase kicked off this week. Among the films being screened is a documentary by Crystal Kwok about race relations between Chinese and Black communities in the Jim Crow South. Kwok is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. The Conversation sat down with Kwok to discuss her film "Blurring the Color Line."

It screens Tuesday, April 12 as part of HIFF’s Spring Showcase, click here for more information. This interview aired on The Conversation on April 8, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

Russell Subiono is the executive producer of The Conversation and host of HPR's This Is Our Hawaiʻi podcast. Born in Honolulu and raised on Hawaiʻi Island, he’s spent the last decade working in local film, television and radio. Contact him at talkback@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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