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Friday, Jun 28, 2024 at 7:00 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

Preview screening followed by co-director Miao Wang in conversation with Special Counsel Thomas Lee

Co-presented by Harvard Asian American Alumni Association (H4A)

Dirs. Miao Wang and Hao Wu. 2024, 90 mins. In June 2023, the 6-3 conservative majority at the Supreme Court struck down affirmative action in higher education in the landmark Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) v. HARVARD and SFFA v. UNC cases. Edward Blum, the Jewish conservative legal strategist and founder of SFFA, shepherded the case to the Supreme Court, alleging that Harvard University discriminated against Asian American applicants—pushing a demographic that is neither black nor white to the forefront of the affirmative action debate. Combining interviews, news archive, and verité footage with dynamic animated sequences that bring the closed-door court hearings to life, directors Miao Wang (Maineland, Beijing Taxi) and Hao Wu (76 Days, People’s Republic of Desire) take an honest and thoughtful look at the complexity of the affirmative action debate, the divisions within the Asian American community and our nation’s increasing polarization on matters of race, equity, and inclusion. An MSNBC Film.

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for MoMI members at the Senior/Student level and above. There is a $1.50 transaction fee per ticket for all online purchases. The cost of admission may be applied toward a same-day purchase of a membership.

Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission.