SCREENED AT THE LA FEMME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
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If you missed Alex Azmi on today's show, listen to our conversation here.
“To Climb a Gold Mountain,” an inspiring documentary about
the Chinese immigrant experience in early California, screened as part of the LA Femme
InterCHINESE national Film Festival on Saturday, Oct. 22.
Directed by Alex Azmi and Rebecca Hu, written by David Fulmer, music composed by Ilsik
Byun and executive produced by Alex Azmi and Raymond Bell, "To Climb a Gold Mountain"
traces the lives of four women of Asian descent who lived in America from the 1850s to the present
day. The women came from different backgrounds and lived dramatically different lives. Each
woman’s story represents a distinct theme of struggle and triumph, and ushers in the succeeding story
leading up to the present time. The film relates both the tragic and the triumphant, and traces the
lives of these heroines that made the Chinese American community in California what it is
The screening will be at Laemmle’s Music Hall Theatre, Venue 2, 9036 Wilshire Blvd on,
Saturday Oct. 22 at Noon, in Beverly Hills. Tickets are available online at
ABOUT THE FILM
‘To Climb a Gold Mountain’ tells the stories of four women of Asian descent who lived in America from the 1850s to the present day. The women came from different backgrounds and lived dramatically different lives. Some of the women featured in the film, such as Anna May Wong, have reached success and fame. Still others, like Sing Ye, who lived in the 1800s and fought for freedom, are all but forgotten.
Each woman’s story represents a distinct theme of struggle and triumph, and ushers in the succeeding story leading up to the present time. Through these stories, the film tracks the progression, evolution and legacy of the immigrants in America as they integrate into the fabric of America.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER
Alex Azmi is a filmmaker with interest in documentaries that deals with social and cultural issues. Alex’s is currently involved in several projects including short films and other feature-length documentaries. The current active documentary is Man and Machine, which is about the impact of technology on humans.
And here are the links to the film and trailers: