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Filming Screen and QA with Mae Ngai

The Department of History invites you to this special film screening event with Mae Ngai:

Thursday, March 7, 2019
6:00–9:00 p.m.
Lillis Complex, Room 182

We will be screening the The Chinese Exclusion Act, an acclaimed documentary film by Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu, followed by a Q&A session with Mae Ngai. Refreshments provided after.

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About the Film

The Chinese Exclusion Act is a 2017 documentary about the history of the 1882 law that prohibited Chinese immigration into the United States and declared Chinese people as ineligible for naturalization. This film, directed by Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu, is part of the PBS American Experience collection, an award-winning series that explores key elements of America’s history and present-day society.

Meet Mae Ngai

Mae Ngai is a professor of history at Columbia University and the 2019 Wayne Morse Chair of Law and Politics here at the University of Oregon. She is also the author of Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America, a book about the history of illegal migration to the United States and the effects of immigration policy on the development of American society.