Christine Choy’s From Spikes to Spindles, 13 January 2018


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As part of our Interwoven Histories project, Pavilion present Christine Choy’s 1976 film From Spikes to Spindles.

This raw portrait bears witness to the early days of an emerging consciousness in New York’s Chinatown community during the mid-’70s. We see a Chinatown rarely depicted, a vibrant community whose young and old join forces to protest police brutality and hostile real estate developers.

Woven through the film are reminders that this is a community built by workers: from the early labourers driving spikes into the transcontinental railroad, to the garment industry workers of the day.

The film will be presented against the backdrop of our current Interwoven Histories exhibition at Armley Industrial Museum.

13 January 2018, 2–3pm
MillSpace
Armley Industrial Museum
Canal Road
Leeds
LS12 2QF

Free
Book via eventbrite
The usual cost of admission to the museum is waivered for anyone coming to see the film, however booking is essential.

Interwoven Histories is a two-year project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund addressing migration, textiles and representation.

Image: Still from From Spikes to Spindles (1976), Christine Choy, Third World Newsreel