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Film Screening + Reception with Architect and Filmmaker, Mina Chow
March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
On Wednesday, March 20th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, please join us for a screening of FACE OF A NATION: What Happened to the World’s Fair?, along with a reception with filmmaker and architect, Mina Chow.
The film explores how the World’s Fair captured the imaginations and dreams of budding (and established) architects and why its importance has seemed to fade in America. What happened? Why has America’s participation declined? Does our current political climate mean that we’ll never be a part of a World’s Fair again? Examining these questions and more are why Women in Architecture (WiA LA) is excited to present a screening of this thought-provoking documentary by architect-filmmaker Mina Chow.
Chow achieved her professional goals, but when she finally had the opportunity to attend the event that once inspired her, she was shocked. Visiting the Shanghai World Expo in 2010, she noted that the United States’ presence at the fair had dwindled to almost nothing. But why? Who was responsible? Her search for answers led to the making of “FACE OF A NATION“, a documentary that takes a serious yet entertaining look at what these events meant to us as Americans – and what their absence means to our country as currently comprised.
The WiA LA invites you to this special screening to see how a country built by visionaries lost interest in such a visionary event and provides an opportunity to return to the optimism the World Fair embodies.
This Event Offers 2 AIA HSW Credits.
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