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Christine Choy

Asian American filmmaker Christine Choy co-founded Third World Newsreel in 1972 with fellow filmmaker Susan Robeson. During her tenure, Choy directed documentary films on the 1971 Attica prison uprising, the life of women in US prisons and the history of social activism in New York City's Chinatown, as well as documentaries on the division of the Korean peninsula and Namibia's struggle for independence from South Africa, among others. After leaving Third World Newsreel, Choy went on to produce and direct more than 70 works and earned an Academy Award nomination, along with Renee Tajima-Peña, for their historic documentary WHO KILLED VINCENT CHIN?

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Bittersweet Survival : Southeast Asian ​R​efugees in America efugees in America
J.T. Takagi & Christine Choy
Producer: Third World Newsreel
1982, 30 min., Color, US
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This documentary examines the re-settlement of South-East Asian refugees in the United States in the aftermath of the Vietn...

Fei Tien: Goddess in Flight
Christine Choy
1983, 23 min., Color
Based on the play, "Pigeons," by Ginny Lim, this film focuses on the meeting between an older immigrant and younger American-born woman living in Chinatown. The linkages in their pasts and possible fu...

From Spikes to Spindles
Christine Choy
Producer: Third World Newsreel
1976, 50 min., Color, US
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This raw, gutsy portrait of New York's Chinatown captures the early days of an emerging consciousness in the community. ...

Homes Apart: Korea
J.T. Takagi & Christine Choy
Producer: Third World Newsreel
1991, 56 min., Color, US/Korea
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They speak the same language, share a similar culture and once belonged to a single nation. When the Korean War ended in 1953, ten m...

Inside Women Inside
Christine Choy & Cynthia Maurizio
Producer: Third World Newsreel
1978, 28 min., Color, US
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This film exposes the daily humiliation regularly faced by women in U.S. prisons using firsthand accounts of inmates at the ...

Mississippi Triangle
Christine Choy, Worth Long, Allan Siegel
Producer: Third World Newsreel
1984, 120 min., Color, US
This is an intimate portrait of life in the Mississippi Delta, where Chinese, African Americans and whites live in a complex world of cotton, labor, and racial conflict. The history of the Chinese com...

Namibia: Independence Now!
Christine Choy & Pearl Bowser
Producer: Third World Newsreel
1985, 55 min., Color, US/Namibia
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This moving film was shot inside refugee settlements in Zambia and Angola. It examines how exiled Namibians worked to free their country...

Permanent Wave
Christine Choy & Renee Tajima
1986, 20 min., Color, US
This is fast paced drama about sexual harassment in the workplace from a child's perspective. The "Beautiful Dreamer Salon" is owned by Eva, a single parent who manages to juggle her clients, her em...

Teach Our Children
Christine Choy & Susan Robeson
Producer: Third World Newsreel
1972, 35 min., BW, US
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This film focuses on the historic 1971 Attica prison rebellion in upstate New York. It targets the conditions that caused pr...

To Love, Honor & Obey
Christine Choy & Marlene Dann
Producer: Third World Newsreel
1980, 55 min., Color, US
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This film explores the social, psychological and cultural factors that contribute to violence against women regardless of...


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