The South Pasadena Public Library will present a screening of the award-winning documentary “To Climb A Gold Mountain: A Portrait of Struggle and Triumph” in honor of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month on Thursday, May 30, at 7 p.m. in community room.
Director Alex Azmi’s moving documentary 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, like 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. Through these stories, the film tracks the progression, evolution and legacy of immigrants in this country as they integrate into the fabric of America.
Alex Azmi is an Emmy Award winning filmmaker. He is interested in documentaries and films that deal with social and human issues in the United States and around the world. His latest work, “the MAN and Machine,” which is in development, explores the advancements in technology and their impact on society.
Azmi won the International Humanitarian Platinum Award with co-director Rebecca Hu at the 2017 World Humanitarian Awards and the film has been recognized at festivals around the world.