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Christine Choy’s From Spikes to Spindles

Christine Choy’s From Spikes to Spindles
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13 Jan 2018 2pm - 3pm

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Leeds Industrial Museum

Canal Road, Armley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 2QF

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.

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A large proportion of Armley Mills is fully accessible. 

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