The Black Kungfu Experience

The Black Kungfu Experience

Streaming Video - 2014
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From the kung fu movies of the 1960s and 1970s, to the contemporary martial arts scene today, this film explores this junction of African American and Asian cultures. Through the unique vehicle of kung fu, Chinese and African American experiences challenge political and social persecution-from the shadows of the Qing government's oppressive rule in China to deep-rooted American racism. The Black Kungfu Experience focuses on how Ron Van Clief, Dennis Brown, Tayari Casel, and Don Hamby became respected masters in a subculture dominated by Chinese and white men. Their stories illustrate how kungfu is a unique crucible of the black experience, and demonstrate that the legacy of kungfu is less about flash and style, and more about community, identity, and cross-cultural bridges.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2014], c2013
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (57 min.) :,sd., col

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