To celebrate Black History Month, the Cinémathèque québécoise will be screening 15 iconic Blaxploitation movies. This genre, that hit its peaks in the 70s in the US, in a volatile and dissenting political, economical and social context, broke the color codes. The outdated portraits gallery which reduced Black people to servile objects is being replaced by a new esthetic of identy empowerment. This movie cycle intends to shed light on a rich and heteroclite filmography where various sub-genres intersect (action, martial arts, horror, western, drama) to disrupt the essentialist perception of Afro-American (life) experiences.Pam Grier, Tamara Dobson, Diahann Carroll, Richard Roundtree, Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte are showing, to those willing to see, that Black is beautiful!
Tai-Lin, a simple and honest Chinese farmer and martial arts ace, goes to the Philippines to make his fortune. He befriends the small-time street thug Siao-Mao and gets a job as a dock worker. When Tai-Lin discovers that the people he works for are involved in a crime syndicate specializing in opium smuggling, he quits his job and joins forces with two other martial artists to fight this evil organization.
Chun-Ku Lu was born on 11 December 1946 in Fujian, China. He is an actor and director, known for Tian can bian (1983), Xia nan yang (1974) and *The Magic Curse *(1975).