Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

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Painted Nails

November 18, 2016 @ 6:15 pm - 7:25 pm

$6 – $8
Film Still from Painted Nails

Van Hoang, a Vietnamese immigrant and nail salon owner, sees her American dream crumble as she discovers that her health problems, including two miscarriages, are the result of toxic chemicals in the products used in her salon. Painted Nails tells the story of her journey into activism as she becomes a leader in the fight for safe cosmetics. Audiences witness Van’s transformation from a self-described shy woman who speaks minimal English to a forthright advocate who testifies before Congress. In Washington, DC, at hearings for the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act, Van, now a few months pregnant, steps forward to speak out not only for workers in nail salons, most of whom are Asian immigrants, but for all people exposed to the toxic chemicals in personal care products.

Co-presented by VietLead

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November 18, 2016
6:15 pm - 7:25 pm
$6 – $8
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