By Kimmy Harris
Sharing her curiosity along with personal experience, filmmaker Adele Pham explores why the face of the nail industry is Vietnamese. The 59-minute documentary, Nailed It, tells the story of the people whose hands service our bodies every day, including race-based conversations regarding why nail salons are so widely associated with Vietnamese families. Through interviewing Pham discovers the history, success, and reality of nail salons in America.
The event will take place on Sunday March 17th at 1:05pm at the University of Oregon’s EMU Redwood Auditorium. Tickets are $9 and $6 for students with their ID. Along with the show ticket holders will have access to a FREE pop-up nail shop, a Q&A with the filmmaker after the screening, and a chance to take home giveaways. The pop-up will begin from 10am to 1pm outside of the EMU Fishbowl. A perfect way of self-care and being aware of what we put on our bodies, the pop-up includes non-toxic nail polish and a certified nail technician. The emphasis on non-toxic is a theme within Nailed It.
A person’s nails can be an expression of oneself, but who are the people that create those expressions? At Siren Magazine we support Nailed It because Pham gives a platform to a group of peoples whose voices are rarely or never given a chance to be heard.
MORE INFO: disorientfilm.org
NAILED IT TRAILER: disorientfilm.org/class/hoai-nailed-it/?wcs_timestamp=1552827900
POP-UP NAIL FB EVENT: www.facebook.com/events/1202087233282784/