Thursday, January 9, 2020

Documentary Nailed It!, about Vietnamese and Vietnamese-American nail salons throughout the US, at Pitt on February 1.

The University of Pittsburgh's Asian Studies Center will present the 2019 documentary Nailed It! on February 1 as part of an Exploring the Asian Diaspora series. From the official site:
In virtually every city, state and strip mall across the U.S., women get their nails done in salons likely owned by Vietnamese entrepreneurs. How did this community come to dominate an $8 billion dollar nail economy? Nailed It takes viewers from Los Angeles to the Bronx to meet the diverse people and relationships behind this booming and enigmatic trade. Nailed It premiered on PBS in May 2019, and is the highest streamed film of the America Reframed series. Uncover the real history of the Vietnamese nail salon!
It runs from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm in 4130 Posvar Hall (map). Those who wish to attend must register via this link.