Film director Alex Azmi will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2019, to host a screening and discussion of the 2015 documentary film To Climb a Gold Mountain.
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 our country.
This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at (805) 218-9146.
The Ojai Library is located at 111 East Ojai Avenue in Ojai, CA. Hours of service are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.