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Join the Nevada State Railroad Museum for an evening with journalist and film producer Min Zhou for a viewing of her trilogy, “Iron Road Builder.” (Note: This is the re-scheduled date for the program that was cancelled in February.)

In the past four years, Min has devoted herself to producing the trilogy Iron Road Builder that features the Chinese railroad workers’ journey in the history of America. Episode I, Crossing Donner Summit, features Chinese railroad workers building the Central Pacific Railroad in the 1860s and battling the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Episode II, End of Rails, tells the stories of the migrating Chinese railroad workers after completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad. Episode III, Land of Luck, brings the audience back to California and continues exploring the farming history of Sacramento and the San Joaquin Delta to which the Chinese contributed.

The viewing will begin at 6:00pm and each film is approximately 25 minutes long. There will be a short 5-minute break between each film. After the viewings there will be time for a discussion about Min’s project. Admission is $6 for adults and free for Friends of the Nevada State Railroad Museum members and children 17 and under.

No reservations required. For more information please contact Adam Michalski at (775) 687-6953 x224 or amichalski@nevadaculture.org.

Min’s Bio:

Min had been a journalist and co-founder of a daily newspaper in China for two decades until she was selected to be a visiting scholar at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism in 2011.She began her study and has been a documentary film producer ever since then. She has been an active documentary filmmaker in the San Francisco Bay Area focusing on Chinese-American history. She has been a contributing writer for top news magazines in China. Her most influential feature stories include, “Justice Came in 125 Years” and “A Memoir of Chinese Workers on Central Pacific Railroad.” She has won multiple awards for her documentary films including a Gold Award for Arts and Cultural documentary film and Bronze award from 51th Houston International Film Festival. She studied at California State University, Los Angeles in 2002. Min is working part-time as a journalist and producer with U Channel TV while doing her M.B.S degree of Gospel Communication. U Channel TV is located in Silicon Valley, the largest non-profit Chinese community TV channel in North America.

No reservations required. For more information please contact Adam Michalski at (775) 687-6953 x224 or amichalski@nevadaculture.org.

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01/25/2019 12:00:0001/25/2019 12:00:00America/Los_AngelesPostponed – Short film triology: Iron Road BuilderReno, NV
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