BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.3305@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20111007T000000Z DTEND:20111007T000000Z DESCRIPTION:\n<strong>OPENED</strong>&nbsp\;(2009\, 16mm &amp\; Super 8mm\, Run time: 12:25 | USA\n<a href="http://www.jomijomi.com/videos">www.jomij omi.com</a>\n\nOpened\, is a short poetic film that follows a Vietnamese w oman named Lena who is in&nbsp\;\nsearch of the opening of her eyes throug h blepharoplasty surgery. But it is her interactions&nbsp\;with her daught er and a stranger\, that challenges her plan. Which eye will she open? Her physical eye or her self-accepting spiritual eye?\n&nbsp\;\nEyelid surger y has become increasingly common for Asian women in the United States. Thi s film brings to light a pressing issue that is fast becoming the norm in Asian American communities.\n&nbsp\;\nOpened\, highlights the struggles As ian women encounter when dealing with mainstream media&rsquo\;s ideal of b eauty. This film hopes to establish the importance facial features have in linking us to our cultural identity\, and ancestral past. Spend the eveni ng with filmmaker\, Van Nguyen-Stone\, invited Asian American artists and community members\, to discuss Asian American identity and ways we can wor k through cultural and societal challenges through art.\n&nbsp\;\n<strong> Spend the evening with filmmaker Van Nguyen- Stone\, invited Asian America n artists and community members\, to discuss Asian American Identity and w ays we can work through cultural and societal challenges through arts.</st rong>\n SUMMARY:Opened: An Evening Of Film And Community Discussion Surrounding Asi an American Identity URL:/en/events/2011/10/07/opened-an-evening-of-film-and-community-discussio / END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR