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Nailed It: Vietnamese and the Nail Industry - Film and Talk

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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.

This event is sponsored by Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY.

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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