In this performance art video that explores issues of race, gender and sexuality from an Asian American perspective, Japanese American poet David Mura performs four of his pieces, which are presented as four scenes. In scene one, Mura tells the story of his grandfather who immigrated to America, was interned during WWII and later returned to live in Japan. In scene two, Mura portrays a gay Japanese American. In scene three, he relates the eyewitness account of the brutal murder of a Chinese American, Vincent Chin, in Detroit. And in scene four, Mura argues with his video double on whether racism affected his sexuality as a teenager. Like Frameline Voices? Donate here: bit.ly/FramelineDonate
Mark Tang 1991 15 Minutes USA
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