with dir. Adele Pham
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.
Film followed by Q&A with dir. Adele Pham.
Co-presented by Asia Society Texas Center
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|Country, Year||United States, 2019|
|Director||Adele Free Pham|
|Writer||Adele Free Pham|
|Cast||Kevin Saint Pham, Olivett Robinson, Thuan Le, Charlie Vo, Tippi Hedren|
|Producer||Adell Free Pham, Kelvin Saint Pham, Ina Adele Ray|
|Runtime||59 MINS, 0 SECS|
Director/Producer/DP Adele Free Pham is an activist and filmmaker, with experience in all aspects of documentary production. Her feature documentary Nailed It, about the genesis and culture of the Vietnamese nail industry had its broadcast premiere on PBS in May 2019, and is the highest streamed film of the America Reframed series. Her next feature State of Oregon uses the 2016 murder of Larnell Bruce Jr. by a white supremacist as a narrative touchstone to expose Oregon’s founding as a separatist white homeland state, and 150 years of racial exclusion and violence that continues today. A short film by the same title was released by Field Of Vision in 2017 and has 187k views on social media.