The Center for Asian American Media kicks off its 35th annual festival on Thursday, and this year’s film program is particularly strong.
One of the best titles is “The Chinese Exclusion Act,” a powerful, topical documentary that closes out the festival. It takes a dark chapter in history — the banning of a particular race –and intelligently explores the evolution of how this law came about and how it was eventually overturned.
This is a compelling, thoroughly researched film that reminds us an invaluable lesson about learning from our past.
Here are five films you shouldn’t miss at the festival.