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The Vanishing Flame: A Filmmaker’s Journey to Document the Endangered Martial Arts of Asia


Over the past two decades, New York filmmaker Vincent Giordano has traveled throughout Southeast Asia documenting martial arts masters whose unique styles and practices are on the verge of extinction. This journey has taken him to India, Thailand, Cambodia, Burma, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

Giordano will talk about his journey and mission with Warrington Hudlin, Museum trustee and Fist and Sword series curator. The program will include rare public appearances by some very special surprise guests, and the talk will be highlighted by the screening of Giordano’s footage of endangered Asian martial arts and their last master practitioners.

Following the screening, Vincent Giordano will participate in a DVD-signing in the Museum Store

Free with Museum admission.