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Nailed It: Vietnamese and the Nail Industry - and Unladylike2020 preview -...

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The City College of New York Shepard Hall

259 Convent Avenue

New York, NY 10031

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A fortuitous encounter between 20 Vietnamese refugee women and The Birds actress Tippi Hedren in 1975, sparks the Asian nail salon as we know it. In this hour long documentary, Nailed It presents a lineage of legacy moments in nails, like Mantrap, the first nail salon chain to cater to Black women. The democratization of the manicure fans the fire of Vietnamese “discount” nail salons across the country. Through the international journey embarked upon by director Adele Pham, this unique film captures an unforgettable and often hilarious saga born of tragedy, charting the rise, struggle, stereotypes, and steady hold Vietnamese Americans have on today’s $8 billion dollar nail industry. Director Adele Pham will speak after the film.

The event will open with a sneak preview of UNLADYLIKE2020, a transmedia series featuring extraordinary, unsung women who changed America at the turn of the 20th century, in honor of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in 2020. In celebration of National Aviation Month in November, we will share the UNLADYLIKE2020 trailer and the first episode in the series, which tells the incredible story of Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman pilot. UNLADYLIKE2020’s series creator, director, and producer, Charlotte Mangin, will speak briefly following the screening.

About Unladylike2020: Through 31 animated documentary shorts for the 31 days of Women's History Month, UNLADYLIKE2020 profiles female trailblazers from the early 1900s who broke barriers in male-dominated professions. For more information about UNLADYLIKE2020, please visit: Unladylike2020.com.
The preview screening of Unladylike2020 is made possible by:Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, in partnership with The Futuro Media Group

All artwork by Amelie Chabannes.

The Evening seminars at CCNY are sponsored by Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY. The series is made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Peace Development Fund.

At City College Shepard Hall, Rm 290/291. 259 Convent Ave at 140th St.

Refreshments served.

Directions:

#1 to 137th Street

ABCD to 145th Street

Street parking available after 6 PM.

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