In honor of Women’s History Month, “To Climb a Gold Mountain” (2015), a documentary that tells the story of Los Angeles through the eyes of four immigrant Chinese women, will be shown on Saturday, March 26, at 2 p.m. at the Japanese American National Museum’s Tateuchi Democracy Forum, 111 N. Central Ave. in Little Tokyo.

In 1932, Katherine Cheung was the first Chinese American woman to become a licensed pilot.

Covering a span of 160 years, each woman featured in the film faced a different set of challenges, fighting in her own unique way to make a difference. Included are Anna May Wong, a groundbreaking actress who achieved success and fame, and Sing Ye, a little-known prostitute who lived in the 1800s and fought for freedom.

Directed by Alex Azmi and co-directed by Rebecca Hu, “To Climb a Gold Mountain” seeks to address contemporary issues of immigration, violence against women, and cross-cultural relations by reflecting on the struggles of the past. Panel discussion with the filmmakers to follow the screening.

Free with museum admission. To RSVP, go to

For more information on the film, visit

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *