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Sunday, October 28 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
The Black Kungfu Experience

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Producers/Directors - Martha Burr, Mei-Juin Chen

Exact Running Time -57:00

Country of Production - U S A

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This action-packed documentary chronicles kungfu's black pioneers and heroes, exploring a dynamic intersection of African-American and Chinese culture. From Bruce Lee to Blaxploitation to African martial arts, the film traces the rise of the black kungfu experience in the 1960s and 70s to present day through the personal stories of four unique kungfu masters. Their collective journey poses a subtle challenge to political and social persecution -- and a demonstration that martial arts is frequently less about flash and style, kicks and punches, than it is about community, identity and bridges.

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Sunday October 28, 2012 1:45pm - 3:00pm PDT
The Montalban 1615 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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