Closing Night: The Chinese Exclusion Act



Castro Theatre Sun, Mar 19, 2017 7:00 PM


Return to the Castro Theatre to see history mirror today's politically-charged environment in CAAMFest 2017's Closing Night Film and world premiere of THE CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT, the enlightening documentary directed by award-winning filmmakers Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu. In this CAAM co-produced PBS film, Burns and Yu explore the causes, consequences, and continuing impact of the only federal legislation in United States history to single out and name a specific race and nationality for exclusion from immigration and citizenship. THE CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT sheds light on American civil liberties, immigration, and culture. At its heart, the film is about American identity, a definition that continues to evolve in an ever-changing landscape.