Film Screening: To Climb a Gold Mountain
A Portrait of Struggle and Triumph
- Date: 05/30/2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
- Location: Library Community Room
1115 El Centro Street
South Pasadena, California 91030
The Library, the South Pasadena Chinese-American Club (SPCC) and the Friends of the South Pasadena Library are pleased to present a screening of the award-winning documentary To Climb A Gold Mountain: A Portrait of Struggle and Triumph in honor of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.
Thursday, May 30, 7:00 p.m. in the Library Community Room
Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library Hospitality Committee.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director.
Director Alex Azmi's moving documentary tells the stories of four women of Asian descent who lived in America from the 1850s to the present day. The women came from different backgrounds and lived dramatically different lives. Some of the women featured in the film, like Anna May Wong, have reached success and fame. Still others, like Sing Ye, who lived in the 1800s and fought for freedom, are all but forgotten. Each woman’s story represents a distinct theme of struggle and triumph, and ushers in the succeeding story. Through these stories, the film tracks the progression, evolution and legacy of immigrants in this country as they integrate into the fabric of America.
Alex Azmi is an Emmy Award winning filmmaker. He is interested in documentaries and films that deal with social and human issues in the United States and around the world. His latest work, "the MAN and Machine", which is in development, explores the forces behind advancements in technology and their impact on society. Alex won the International Humanitarian Platinum Award with co-director Rebecca Hu at the 2017 World Humanitarian Awards and the film has been recognized at festivals around the world.
Upon request made no later than four (4) business days before the event, the City will provide a reasonable accommodation for a qualified person with a disability to have equal access to the event. Please contact ADA Coordinator and Human Resources Manager, Mariam Lee Ko, at (626) 403-7312 or fill out the City’s request form available at www.southpasadenaca.gov and email the form to Human Resources at HR@southpasadenaca.gov.