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Doc Talk: Ursula Liang’s ‘9-Man’ Screening + Q&A 2/6

Monday, February 6, 2017 at 1:00 pm to 3:50 pm
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium (Room N101), Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
66 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10003

The School of Media Studies is delighted to begin the Doc Talks Spring 2017 season with documentary filmmaker and cinematographer Ursula Liang and her award-winning film ‘9-man: A Streetball Battle in the Heart of Chinatown’.

Played in parking lots and back alleys by Chinese-Americans across the USA and Canada, the 9-Man tournament flourished in the 1930’s at a time when anti-Chinese sentiment and discriminatory laws forced immigrant restaurant workers and laundrymen to socialize exclusively amongst themselves. Today, the sport represents a lasting connection to Chinese-American social history, depicting community traditions and countering Asian-American male cultural stereotypes.

About Ursula Liang – Ursula Liang is a director, producer and journalist who has worked for Op-Docs at The New York Times, The New York Times Style Magazine and ESPN The Magazine. She is a founding member of the Filipino American Museum and sits on the advisory board of the Dynasty Project.  9-man is her debut documentary, released in 2014 and screened at numerous film festivals, winning Best Documentary Feature at CAAMFest San Francisco and Special Jury Prize: Best Director at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.  It was also broadcast on PBS’s America ReFramed in 2015, with an encore in 2017.

Hosted by Deanna Kamiel, Assistant Professor and Director of the Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies Program.

Sponsored by the Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies and the School of Media Studies.

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