Crystal Kwok (she/her)

Crystal KwokCrystal Kwok is an award-winning filmmaker who established her career in Hong Kong as an actress, writer, director, and talk show host. As a strong women’s advocate, her talk show, “Kwoktalk” broke boundaries in Hong Kong with conversations about women and sexuality. Having moved back to the US, Kwok now embraces issues closer to home — that of her Asian-American heritage. Kwok is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Hawaii in Performance Studies and a recipient of the prestigious East West Center Scholar awards.

About Crystal Kowk’s Film Blurring the Color Line

Blurring The Color Line follows director Crystal Kwok as she unpacks the history behind her grandmother’s family, who were neighborhood grocery store owners in the Black community of Augusta, Georgia during the Jim Crow era. This documentary serves to disrupt racial narratives and bridge divides.

About the Event: The Grand Vision Foundation presents an afternoon arts experience connecting important questions about race, immigration, culture, and American-ness; Blurring the Color Line with Taiko on Sunday, February 26 at 2:00pm. This event, curated by taiko artists, will uplift the voices of Asian and Black artists, activists, and educators. Offered in-person at the Grand Annex for $25 or streamed live via Zoom for $20 to allow for all to participate. Tickets can be purchased online at, by calling (310) 833-4813 or visiting the Grand Annex box office Monday-Friday, 10AM-6PM.

☆ The event is part of the Roots & Rambles series dedicated to the preservation, artistry and evolution of folk and traditional music in the US. Made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts.